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2 Vt. hospitals get help in US 'fiscal cliff' deal

WCAX - 10:58 am Thu Jan 10th, 2013

Two small, rural Vermont hospitals are getting a bonus courtesy of the "fiscal cliff" compromise passed last week by Congress.

The legislation that averted steep increases in federal taxes and steep cuts in federal spending includes about $2 million in funding for the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington and the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Since 1990 a federal program helped small rural hospitals that have a high percentage of Medicare patients cope with fluctuating reimbursement rates.

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Brattleboro, VT 05301 (Set as Local)
Bennington, VT 05201 (Set as Local)
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)

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