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Ben Koppelman says hospitals are suffering from the current health care system. Some patients can't afford care, but still need the services. (Riham Feshir / Enterprise)

Koppelman: Health care costs are continuing to rise, causing deficiencies

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Before Congress reconvenes from its August recess next week, some Park Rapids area residents gathered for a health care discussion to figure out how President Obama's plan would affect rural areas.


"It's a good thing we want to cover everybody," said Ben Koppelman, St. Joseph's Area Health Services president and chief executive officer. "But how we're going to do it is going to be the challenge, especially in rural areas."

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