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Louisiana hospitals may need to cut back

New Orleans Times-Picayune, June 3, 2008

Lousiana's Charity hospitals will be forced to scale back services unless the state Legislature comes up with at least $35 million, Louisiana State University officials told a Senate panel. Although the Charity hospitals were spared from the $240 million in state and federal dollars the House cut from the budget bill, their financing remains short of what's needed to keep services at current levels and continue to expand offerings, said hospital officials.