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Rule providing a windfall for Mass. hospitals targeted

WASHINGTON — The “Bay State boondoggle,” as a Medicare windfall to Massachusetts hospitals has come to be known by critics, may be seeing its last days.

Senator Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, and Senator Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, have introduced a bill that seeks to reverse a provision inserted into the 2009 health care reform law that benefitted Massachusetts hospitals to the tune of more than $250 million a year.

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