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While hospitals often deflect blame to other sectors of health care, there’s no question they play an outsized role in rising costs.
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Regulators are currently weighing a merger proposal from two major health care providers in Santa Barbara County, Calif. Reporter Alex Kacik has tracked the story closely, and offers tip for others covering the consolidation trend.
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The very economic decline that contributed to rural hospitals' closure is likely to be worsened by their disappearance.

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