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Bill would let hospitals conduct income means test for charity care
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Maine lawmakers are considering a measure that would align state law regarding eligibility for charity care with the Affordable Care Act by allowing hospitals to conduct an income means test.

Hospitals would not be able to refuse care, but could consider a patient’s assets, as well as their income in determining whether those without insurance could pay all or part of their bill, the Maine Sun Journal reported.

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