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With eye toward changes, hospitals mull where to trim

Vt Digger - - 9:13 am Tue Jun 19th, 2012

As Vermont's 14 community hospitals submit their proposed budgets to the state in the next couple of weeks, they are looking toward a thinner future.

Whether that means tighter ships or a decrease in services is up for debate and up in the air.

Randy Brock, the Republican gubernatorial candidate, and skeptics of the Shumlin administration's health care reform efforts say the tighter budgets (hospitals are limited to a 3.75 percent increase for the 2013 fiscal year - stricter limits than the last two years) say efforts to contain costs could result in decreases in available services and even rationing.

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