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Sep 11, 2013 08:57
Category: General News

Proposed Federal Budget Cuts to Some Rural OR Hospitals

Pendleton, OR (AP) - Proposed federal budget cuts threaten to reduce Medicaid payments to 15 rural Oregon hospitals. The East Oregonian reports the proposal involves what are considered "critical access hospitals" that get higher Medicaid payments under a program started in 1997 amid a wave of hospital closures in rural areas.