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It’s Not Just the College

The Valley News is reporting that Medicare reimbursements are being distorted by certain high-wage rural hospitals:

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In life, choices must be made. It seems that the folks who run DHMC have the same worldview as the Dartmouth administration: DHMC loses money and Dartmouth has the second highest tuition in the Ivy League, but the people in power can feel good about themselves in that they have chosen to pay wages to the members of their respective staffs that are far above the local wage rate. I would not make the same choice.

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