Hospitals that are accountable is what Sen. Sherrod Brown predicts will come from the health care reform he and his colleagues in Congress are drafting, legislation he would like to see come for a floor vote by the first week in August.

That’s was one of the comments Brown made in a conference call Thursday afternoon that The Tribune participated in along with The Lorain Morning Journal and The Columbus Dispatch.

Recently the hospital industry, working with Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, (D-Mt) stated it could increase savings in federal health care spending over the next 10 years. That savings will be earmarked for paying for health care reform.

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