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De­spite large vari­a­tions in mar­gins among hos­pi­tals, there is a much smaller dif­fer­ence in how much goes to­ward free and sub­si­dized spend­ing. But hospi­tal of­fi­cials say fo­cus­ing on free care un­fairly ex­cludes other sub­si­dized spend­ing and com­mu­nity ser­vices. Poudre Val­ley Health Sys­tem’s Ru­lon Stacey, left, says the sys­tem has in­creased sub­si­dized health spend­ing to $26.1 mil­lion, not all of which is re­flected as char­ity care.

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