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Hospitals wary as deficit talks loom
Modern Healthcare

As congressional leaders prepare to meet with President Barack Obama on Thursday for deficit-reduction negotiations, the nation’s hospitals remain anxious that a deal could include additional federal spending cuts in healthcare.

“In this debate, we view ourselves very much at risk and we’re working very hard to make the case that we’re already absorbing significant reductions at the federal and state level and through regulatory actions,” said Richard Pollack, executive vice president for advocacy and public policy at the American Hospital Association.

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