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By BRANDON MESSICK

Daily Press Staff Writer

The Artesia City Council heard its mid-year budget resolution from City Clerk Aubrey Hobson Tuesday, and according to Hobson, adjustments to the budget will be necessary due to an increase in Medicare expenditures caused by the passage of the Affordable Care Act, as well as debate over proposed legislation in New Mexico’s Congress.

“Some of this legislation is very onerous to hospitals in rural areas,” said Artesia Mayor Phil Burch. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.