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Hospital Groups Assess Health Care Law
New York Times

The year-old federal health care law offers a tempting promise for the country’s hospitals: a potential pool of 32 million newly insured customers. That could produce a huge reduction in the tens of billions of dollars worth of services for patients who cannot be refused, but who often cannot pay. The American Hospital Association and other mainline national hospital groups have publicly supported the law and oppose efforts in the courts and Congress to gut it. But some small rural hospitals across the country favor repealing the law altogether.