Doomsday looms for hospitals with budget cuts being discussed

The House Appropriations Committee met Tuesday to discuss proposed budget cuts in health care and other areas. (Devon Sanders/Manship School News Service)

By Kaylee Poche and Ryan Noonan, with contributions from Devon Sanders

After the legislature’s failure to agree on revenue-raising measures in the special session, uncertainty is engulfing the health care system as Gov. John Bel Edwards’ proposed “doomsday” cuts are coming closer to a reality.

The House Appropriations Committee met Tuesday to discuss the potential cuts to close the $994 million budget hole once a temporary sales tax expires July 1.

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