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Report: Pa. hospitals a $98.9 billion industry

Pennsylvania hospitals contributed $98.9 billion to the state’s economy in 2010, according to a report released today.

Hospitals provided more than 585,000 jobs and are the top employers in 55 of the state’s 67 counties, according to the Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania‘s study, “Pennsylvania’s Hospitals Critical to State Economy.”

Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposal to cut hospitals’ Medicaid payments by $333.3 million would lead to job cuts and disruptions in medical service, association President and CEO Carolyn Scanlan said in a statement.

“Hospitals are a ‘must-have,’ not a ‘nice to have,’ for Pennsylvania’s citizens,” she said, referring to a distinction Corbett made in his March 8 budget address.

The association called for sparing Medicaid and other public health care funding from the budget axe.

Tim Stuhldreher

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