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Hospitals could lose $500M in federal funds
The Mercury News

Hospitals nationwide could lose half a billion dollars in federal funding for uninsured patients next year under the national health overhaul—a loss that will hit especially hard in states that decided against expanding Medicaid coverage. Cuts could jump to $4 billion in 2020, according to estimates released Monday by federal health officials. Hospitals that treat a large number of uninsured residents have relied on federal funding in the past to offset the cost.