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‘We're hemorrhaging money': US health clinics try to stay open after unprecedented cyberattack

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For more than two weeks, a cyberattack has disrupted business at health care providers across the United States, forcing small clinics to scramble to stay afloat and exposing the fragility of the billing system in American health care. The attack targeted the computer networks of a company that serves thousands of hospitals, insurers, and pharmacies, preventing insurance payments on prescription drugs and leaving care providers without reimbursement. Health care groups have pleaded for financial assistance, but some providers fear they won’t survive without relief. The cyberattack has prompted a reevaluation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the health care system.