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Making sure that Hospitals are getting paid is now an issue that is being addressed in Springfield. Critical Care Hospitals or Safety Net Hospitals that deal in helping low income families with either no insurance or help through medicaid have been struggling for some time to get reimbursed through state agencies and some hospital budgets are approaching a breaking point. Ted Rogalski, administrator at Genesis Health Systems in Aledo joined WKEI on our First Up program on Thursday to talk about what lawmakers can do to help hospitals get reimbursed not to make hospitals profitable but merely able to keep operations in place.