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Tommie Williams
Cancer hospital company fails to get OK to expand in Georgia

A bill to regulate home care for the elderly devolved Thursday into sarcastic debate in the state Senate when an effort was made to add an amendment that would have given an Illinois-based cancer treatment hospital chain part of what it tried unsuccessfully to get weeks ago. Senators passed a measure by Republican Sen. Greg Kirk to safeguard the elderly, but only after beating back three amendments, including one that would have allowed Cancer Treatment Centers of America to go back on part of the agreement with lawmakers that got it into the state in 2008. The amendment sought to reduce the percentage of patients the destination cancer hospital agreed to get from outside Georgia from 65...

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