East Texas hospital's federal lawsuit hearing set for Thursday

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A lawsuit being filed on behalf of Texas Spine and Joint Hospital against the federal government, and the health care bill that bans the hospital from expanding its facilities.

The hearing in the case was originally set for this Thursday in federal court.

The government asked the court to move the hearing back two weeks, but attorneys representing the hospital say every day they wait, the hospital is losing money because the construction progress has stopped.

Attorneys representing the hospital say as of Monday afternoon, the hearing is still scheduled for Thursday morning.

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