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Boston Medical sues state, saying it illegally cut payments

Boston Globe, July 16, 2009

Boston Medical Center filed suit against the state of Massachusetts, accusing officials of illegally cutting payments made to the hospital for treating thousands of poor patients, a decision executives said could financially unravel the urban hospital's key services. The 26-page complaint argues that the state has financed its landmark health insurance law on the backs of poor residents by cutting money to the hospital that cares for many of them to pay for expanded coverage.