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Stan Tatum, chief executive officer of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, said the national health care plan, as it stands now, will impact cuts in Medicare reimbursement for health care facilities. Currently, Tatum said, Medicare pays St. Mary’s about 18 cents on the dollar. “Our costs to provide care run about 24 cents on the dollar,” he said. (Staff Photo by BONNIE VCULEK)