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Worst-case budget might put Louisiana charity hospitals at risk

New Orleans Times-Picayune, February 9, 2009

A worst-case scenario budget proposal, ordered by the Louisiana Division of Administration, would force Louisiana State University to close or downsize several charity hospitals. LSU officials say the proposal was part of a budget-cutting exercise, and that it's too soon to know what the hospitals' true 2009-10 spending plan would include. A real budget proposal is due to the state Legislature by March 13.