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Recession May Affect Nearby Hospitals

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 11:23am

The economy may have an affect on some services at nearby hospitals. The Louisiana Hospital Association released a report earlier this week that says most of Louisiana hospitals are in the red.

Due to budget cuts from the Medicare and Medicaid on the state level some hospital jobs are cut.

President of the Louisiana Hospital Association John Matessino says hospitals can not run without the money from Medicare and Medicaid.