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Health care bill passes in the Senate

The Maryland Senate unanimously approved legislation Tuesday that would require hospitals to provide free care to uninsured patients with incomes of less than 150 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill, crafted in response to an investigative series in The Baltimore Sun into the state's system for charity care, would also prohibit hospitals from charging interest on overdue bills before creditors obtain a court judgment, and it would require them to develop informational literature on financial assistance to be given to patients. The House of Delegates approved the legislation over the weekend.

Laura Smitherman


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