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Cuts at Vegas hospital prompt worries about deaths

AP/San Francisco Chronicle, November 20, 2008
Critics and county commissioners say plans to eliminate some services at Las Vegas-based University Medical Center to offset $8 million in state Medicaid funding cuts will endanger the health of indigent patients. Commissioner Lawrence Weekly called it a "crisis," and Commission Chairman Rory Reid called for Gov. Jim Gibbons, legislative and community leaders, and officials from nonprofit and private hospitals to meet to discuss healthcare in Nevada.