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$10 million to hospitals among Indiana human services cuts

AP/Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2009

Indiana's human services agency announced it will slice $10 million from its budget by paying hospitals less to treat Medicaid patients. However, the Family and Social Services administration will not reduce its Medicaid payments to doctors or cut "vital services" to the young, elderly, disabled, and needy Indiana residents who receive social safety-net benefits, agency officials said. The president of the Indiana Hospital Association, though, said the cuts in Medicaid reimbursements "represent a significant blow" to hospitals' ability to serve their communities.