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A final budget that no one believes is finished — MedCity Weekend Rounds, July 17

Even after the governor’s signature today, it’s hard to discern what the state’s two-year fiscal plan means for health care. Mental health, medical durable goods and many hospitals are still crunching numbers but expecting the worst. It will also be interesting to see if the state’s life-science industry can capitalize on the budget’s perceived positives: keeping critical economic incentives even as other states cut back on theirs and the venture capital industry struggles.

Consternation about the Ohio budget is trumped only by the belief in so many corners of the state that this final budget will need to be revised in a matter of months.

Even after the governor’s signature today, it’s hard to discern what the state’s two-year fiscal plan means for health care. Mental health, medical durable goods and many hospitals are still crunching numbers but expecting the worst. It will also be interesting to see if the state’s life-science industry can capitalize on the budget’s perceived positives: keeping critical economic incentives even as other states cut back on theirs and the venture capital industry struggles.

This was a week full of potential and perceptions. Here are some other worthwhile items from the past five days. Have a great weekend.

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