SC hospitals group backs health care reform

COLUMBIA, SC (WCSC) - COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A South Carolina group charged with treating the uninsured has taken a stance on health care reform.

The state Association of Hospitals says it wants Congress to pass the changes this weekend.

"In South Carolina, the number without insurance could reach nearly 900,000 by 2014 if steps are not taken to cover the uninsured," the association said in a statement.

That number would be up from the number of people without insurance now, about 764,000.

The group explains hospitals absorb the cost when they treat someone who cannot pay for it.

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