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Safety-Net Hospitals Face Funding Cuts on Two Federal Fronts

Representatives of California’s safety-net hospitals say the devil is in the details concerning the federal government’s plans to reduce funding for hospitals caring for a disproportionate share of low-income patients. The Affordable Care Act will reduce by at least half the amount of Medicaid money set aside to help safety-net hospitals provide uncompensated care for patients with no insurance and no cash.