In the almost two decades I've been a health and tech policy wonk, I've heard exactly two utterances that could and should be etched in medical economics stone:

•"When you have the cash flow of a hospital, you can do whatever you want with the numbers," told to me by a grumpy old doc in southern California who predicted with stunning accuracy what a chain's takeover of a venerable old community hospital would mean; and

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