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New survey shows Florida for-profit hospitals provide quality health care for less

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A new survey of health care costs shows that for-profit hospitals in Florida can save patients up to $650 per day compared to either nonprofits or facilities managed by state and local governments. At one time, a trip to the hospital was a rare occasion. People living in rural, out-of-the-way communities were often treated at home, even for surgery. Hospitals were reserved for the chronically ill. Times have indeed changed. Nearly every community in America has some form of health…

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