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No quorum for trustees to vote on TakeCare

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - The Guam Memorial Hospital's Board of Trustees hasn't decided whether it will rescind its earlier decision to terminate a direct payer agreement with TakeCare Insurance. During a meeting Thursday night, the board lacked enough members to vote on the matter.

TakeCare's agreement with GMH is set to expire on March 20, leaving some 30,000 members to be self-pay patients when they visit the hospital. GMH management has expressed concerns that TakeCare has only been paying $0.50 on the dollar for hospital bills. TakeCare contends termination of the agreement will not be beneficial to the hospital or the community.

The hospital board has another meeting scheduled for next Tuesday.

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