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Hospital union backs initiatives on prices, care
San Francisco Chronicle

Hospitals in California and their union employees are poised for battle in November over the prices hospitals charge to patients and the amount of charity care they provide. United Healthcare Workers West – an arm of the Service Employees International Union – has begun collecting signatures on two ballot measures to force most hospitals in the state to limit the cost of medical services and to provide a minimum level of free care to poor patients.

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