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Rice staff weighs up potential impact of state cuts


WILLMAR -- Rice Memorial Hospital officials are still trying to assess what the loss of General Assistance Medical Care will cost the city-owned hospital.

"Certainly we'll feel the impact. There will be more people who are uninsured," said Mike Schramm, the hospital's chief executive.

General Assistance Medical Care, the state's publicly funded health program for the lowest of low-income people, is being eliminated on March 1 of next year through unallotment.

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Anne Polta

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