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TN withholds federal funding for Nashville General Hospital, backers say

The Tennessean, March 15, 2010

The Nashville, TN, Metro Council is set to consider a measure next month asking gubernatorial candidates to deliver nearly $20 million per year in federal funding for Nashville General Hospital that advocates say is being withheld by the state. The federal government reimburses Tennessee for most of the costs incurred by public hospitals to provide uncompensated healthcare to patients who are uninsured or underinsured. But most of that money doesn't make it back to care providers like Nashville General Hospital, which is facing shaky finances and an uncertain future, The Tennessean reports.