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Hospital executives worry about the what-ifs of reform

Washington Post, August 31, 2009

Anxiety is running high among hospital executives as they ponder the ever-changing healthcare proposals on Capitol Hill. Wary of changes to payment formulas and protective of their franchise, industry groups are spending millions to lobby Congress. They also pledged $155 billion in Medicare and Medicaid savings in a deal with the White House in hopes of avoiding a deeper restructuring that could cost them more.