COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The state's Medicaid agency will begin in October fully compensating rural hospitals their cost of treating patients who lack health insurance. The agency plans to add the Bamberg hospital, if it reopens. The following lists the designated hospitals:

--Abbeville County Hospital

--Allendale County Hospital

--Barnwell County Hospital

--Chester County Hospital

--Chesterfield General Hospital

--Clarendon Memorial Hospital

--Coastal Carolina

--Colleton Medical Center

--Edgefield County Hospital

--Fairfield Memorial Hospital

--Hampton Regional Medical Center

--Lake City Community Hospital

--Laurens County Hospital

--Marion County Medical

--Marlboro Park Hospital

--McLeod Regional Medical Center in Dillon

--Newberry County Hospital

--Williamsburg Regional Hospital

Source: S.C. Department of Health and Human Services

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