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Sen. Feinstein vows to help hospital plan
The Press-Enterprise

Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday said a group of southwest Riverside County physicians should be exempted from provisions in the new health care overhaul law barring doctor-owned hospitals.

The California Democrat spoke at the nearly constructed Loma Linda University Medical Center in Murrieta on Sunday with hospital leaders and local officials, where she pledged her support in getting a waiver from the federal government. Feinstein said she would seek a meeting with fellow Democratic Sen. Max Baucus, chair of the committee that wrote the health care legislation.