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Governor wants new fee on hospitals

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Hospital administrators say it's nothing more than a tax on the sick to make up for budget shortfalls.

They say the proposal will have an impact on all Georgians. They worry that even if it doesn't pass, the state will reduce Medicaid payments. House leaders held a hearing on the proposal today.

Hospital administrators say they understand the state's financial situation, but say taxing the sick is not a smart way to solve the problem.

They're concerned the cost could harm, smaller hospitals in rural southwest Georgia that are already just getting by.

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