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Judge’s decision favors small hospitals
Chico Enterprise Record

A judge’s decision has let a number of California’s small hospitals off the budget-cut hook — at least for now. Biggs-Gridley Memorial Hospital is among the facilities the budget cut would snag. Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder ruled that the state could not cut Medi-Cal payments to a number of hospitals that have nursing-home beds as well as acute-care beds. Most of these hospitals are small and in rural areas.

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