As Supercommittee Recommendations Near, Mass. Hospitals Brace For The Worst

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In the days leading up to the deadline for the federal supercommittee's recommendations, hospitals in Massachusetts are bracing for devastating Medicare cuts. The state’s hospital association is out with analysis that shows that one-year losses for some options could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Over 10 years, the likely impact could exceed $1 billion. While no one knows what, if anything, the committee will agree to cut, some hospitals are going public with their concerns.

WBUR's Martha Bebinger joined Morning Edition Thursdayto discuss the prospects for some of the state’s largest employers.

This program aired on November 10, 2011.

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Martha Bebinger covers health care and other general assignments for WBUR.



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