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AHA: Hospitals a $2T Economic Driver
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With Congress and states looking to trim healthcare spending, the American Hospital Association this week issued a none-too-subtle reminder that hospitals are economic engines for the communities they serve. Citing various data sources, AHA said that the nation’s hospitals employ 5.5 million people and create $2 trillion dollars in economic activity, even as “some in Congress continue to threaten access to hospital services.”