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Aid cuts to force hospital changes in Alabama

Birmingham News, November 14, 2008

Hospitals across Alabama are bracing for deep cuts in Medicaid payments they receive for treating the state's poorest residents. Because of a change in the way the federal government defines hospitals' costs, the Alabama Medicaid Agency has warned that reimbursements to hospitals could be slashed by about $50 million in 2009.