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Burn Centers Closing Down

Burn centers across the nation are shutting down due to the high cost of maintaining the facilities. The University Medical Center in Lubbock, says it faces funding issues, and doesn't know how it will handle taking on more patients.

They already see patients from 10 different states and the country of Mexico. In Lubbock alone the hospital estimates they will spend more than 53 million dollars in the burn center this year, but received just under 15 million from the state.

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