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CAN CATHOLIC & SECULAR HOSPITALS MERGE?

In current battles between church and state about health care and health insurance, it is often the poor and uninsured who end up as unintended casualties. A recent episode in Kentucky demonstrates how this happens—and just how much is at stake.

At the end of last year, the state’s Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, rejected the merger of University of Louisville Hospital Medical Center (UMC) with Jewish Hospital, St. Mary’s...

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Wayne Sheridan is a freelance journalist, poet, and communications consultant to nonprofits. He lives with his wife, Sandra Dutton, on a farm in the Hudson Valley, north of New York City.