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Will safety net hospitals survive health reform?

AP/Yahoo News, September 8, 2009
Proposals in Congress to overhaul healthcare may threaten the funding and future of the nation's already-struggling safety net hospitals, an irony hospital leaders are expressing quietly as Congress reconvenes this week to take up healthcare again. Hospital leaders support expanding insurance coverage to more Americans, but they worry financing the expansion will cause some teetering urban hospitals to deteriorate and close.