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University of Louisville Hospital officials say Gov. Steve Beshear’s decision to reject the proposed merger with two other health care entities will likely lead to cuts to indigent care.

Beshear met with U of L merger officials last week after rejecting a three-way merger with Jewish/St. Mary’s Health System and Catholic Health Initiatives. Last week Jewish/ St. Mary’s and CHI officials announced they have reached an agreement to merger without U of L, retroactive for Jan. 1, 2012.

Beshear rejects the latest proposal, saying U of L Hospital produced a  profit in 2010 and it is a hospital with strengths.

“I think I saw where last year they had a $13 million profit. So it looks like it’s being run well. I think there will be a lot of options out there for University Hospital,” Beshear said in a prepared statement to media. [click to continue…]

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