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Hospitals leery of Pennsylvania tax scheme

Philadelphia Inquirer, March 13, 2008
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is proposing taking about $100 million from 33 hospitals in Philadelphia and Allegheny (PA) Counties so that it can increase Medicaid funding in those counties. The department says most hospitals will make money in the deal because Pennsylvania can use the new assessment to leverage more federal funding for Medicaid. Representatives from the hospitals involved, however, remain skeptical.