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Gibson General facing changes if funding is lost

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Gibson General is among the Indiana hospitals preparing to make changes if it loses its critical access funding from the federal government. 

Officials at smaller hospitals say as a result of the Affordable Care Act, the government is proposing to cut hospital funding to reduce expenses.
President and CEO of Gibson General Hospital, Emmett Schuster, says that if funding is lost, the hospital will lose about a $1 million, something that could affect jobs and even force some hospitals to close.

"The hospital closure is a scary option for any community because it's one of the economic engines for a community to bring in new enterprises, to bring in new businesses, to bring in new schools, to bring in a whole lot of different things," Schuster said.

Right now, Gibson General employs about 350 people.

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