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Hospitals deal promising but tread carefully


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 16, 2013

~~<p>State legislators are considering whether to allow the transferring of eight neighbor island public hospitals in financial trouble to an investor-owned mainland health care company.</p>
<p>It appears to be a necessary move as funding and facilities deteriorate, but nevertheless, is risky with a host of emerging questions. Any move in that direction should be limited to a private-public partnership that would maintain the hospitals' public inclusion as well as quality, affordable health care.</p>
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State legislators are considering whether to allow the transferring of eight neighbor island public hospitals in financial trouble to an investor-owned mainland health care company.

It appears to be a necessary move as funding and facilities deteriorate, but nevertheless, is risky with a host of emerging questions. Any move in that direction should be limited to a private-public partnership that would maintain the hospitals' public inclusion as well as quality, affordable health care. Login for more...



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