Beshear rejects hospital merger again

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says he and Attorney
General Jack Conway have rejected ideas that officials at
University Hospital in Louisville submitted after Beshear decided
the hospital could not merge with two large health care companies.
Beshear said in a statement Monday that the hospital's ideas
wouldn't address his and Conway's concerns about the original
Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health
System announced their merger Friday. The companies had sought to
include University Hospital, but Beshear said he had concerns about
such a merger, including how it would affect reproductive health
care in the state's largest city.

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