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AHA wants permanent lending incentives
Modern Healthcare

The American Hospital Association and state health finance authorities urged House and Senate finance committee leaders to make permanent two temporary stimulus-law incentives that encourage banks to give tax-exempt loans. In letters to Max Baucus, (D-Mont.) and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley in the Senate and Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank and Spencer Bachus, (R-Ala.) in the House, the AHA and various municipal organizations argued the two incentives, which expire at the end of December, helped open credit markets after recent distress.