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Hospitals push White House to back change in healthcare law

The Hill, January 18, 2013
A coalition of 21 hospital associations is asking the White House to help fight a provision of President Obama's healthcare law that they say will cost them billions of dollars. Hospital associations from 20 states sent a letter to Obama this week arguing that a change to his healthcare law ought to be included in the next White House budget proposal. At issue is a provision that allows hospitals in Massachusetts to dramatically boost their Medicare payments at the expense of other states.