That Controversial $64m Payment

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On Beacon Hill, the House has agreed to reinstate a $64-million payment to Boston Medical Center. The state promised the hospital this money last year...but House leaders had removed it from a supplemental budget...saying the state just couldn't afford it right now. A spokeswoman says BMC is grateful to the legislative leadership for understanding the hospital's difficult financial situation. Governor Patrick is expected to sign the bill. Legislators expect to dip into reserves, again, to make the $64m payment.

Martha Bebinger

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