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Hospitals, health care union sign pact
Orange County Register

California’s largest health care union Tuesday abandoned two ballot initiatives to rein in patient costs and executive compensation, as part of an agreement with the hospital industry to push for more state funding for indigent care. United Healthcare Workers West, an affiliate of the Service Employees International Union, and the California Hospital Association announced they together would spend $100 million over the next two years on a “joint advocacy committee” to boost Medi-Cal funds, whether through legislation or a 2016 ballot initiative.

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