State to lose nearly $1.6B in Medicare

Webster, Richard A.
February 2008
New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);2/25/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p31
The article reports on the opposition by the Louisiana Hospital Association (LHA) to President Bush's 2009 federal budget. It is stated that the 2009 federal budget will include significant cuts to Medicare with about $1.6 billion lost by Louisiana hospital services. According to LHA president John Matessino, LHA is implementing a vigorous campaign with American Hospital Association to oppose these cuts.


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