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Seems HB 538 is designed for Justice Roberts, who wanted a clear statement of Georgia's intention to give immunity to the County's Hospital Authority, and Justice Scalia who wanted to make sure that a Public Hospital Authority with such immunity could not take over four or five other good private hospitals in a city such as Atlanta. It does not deal with the FTC contention that the Hospital Authority with no budget or staff and a record of no involvement in the operation of Phoebe does not meet the supervision requirement. That, said Justice Bryer, is the heart of the matter and was not in the decision. Paying three times what Palmyra was worth was a great deal for HCA which has now added two new floors to its hospital in Tallahassee.
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