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  •  I used to work in one of the bastions of (4+ / 0-)

    USA socialized medicine -- the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.  HHC runs the city's public hospitals, including severral skilled nursing facilities and many offsite clinics.

    I'll be conservative -- probably about 55% of HHC's revenue was from billing Medicaid for services rendered.

    New York State already made significant cuts to the Medicaid program this year.

    The Health Budget passed this week makes fundamental and far-reaching changes to New York’s Medicaid program, with savings reported at $2.8 billion.

    What pending fed cuts, on top of NYS cuts, will mean to these safety net hospitals remain to be seen -- but one cannot be hopeful.

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