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Illinois hospitals are giving out more charity and reduced price care in recent years. That's according to a recent survey by the Illinois Hospital Association.  Spokesperson Danny Chun says the findings correspond with the performance of the nation's economy.

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The report puts the amount of charity at 125 percent more than what is was five years ago.  Despite the increased giving, Chun says around one-third of hospitals are suffering some kind of financial insecurity.

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Spokesperson Danny Chun says continued Medicaid and Medicare funding is necessary for hospitals to provide the current level of care.

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