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April 19, 2014

Shribman: Races to watch in 2014

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On television and on the Internet, the health battle is raging. Both parties believe health care is a formidable weapon for their side.

In a state with $192 billion in gross hospital patient revenues, according to the American Hospital Directory, just about even with far larger Texas, which has about 7 million more people, and vastly outpacing New York, with about the same population and only $147 billion in gross revenues, there are few more important issues in Florida. As a result, there are few better indicators of the potency of the parties’ health care profiles as a 2016 presidential issue.

North Shore native and Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Shribman is executive editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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