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Health workers protest Prince George About 35 health care workers protested Thursday outside the Prince George County government headquarters, voicing concerns about cuts in hospital funding announced by County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) last week. The county owned hospital system will lose $3 million in county funding, as county officials try to make up for a loss of $22.7 million in state aid. In addition to the hospital cut and other reductions to health insurance and capital spending, the county has laid off about 50 employees. Health care workers say the county has an obligation to pay the money to Dimensions Healthcare System, the company that manages the three county medical centers, based on an agreement two years ago between the state and Prince George County. Because of a large number of uninsured patients, the hospital system is said to be losing about $12 million per year. promised he would support that hospital, and now he trying to go back on that promise, said Antoinette Adams, an insurance team specialist at the medical centers, who took part in the protest. Officials for Service Employees International Union Local 1099, which represents medical employees at county owned hospitals, said Prince George had been scheduled to make a $3 million payment to Dimensions on Oct. 1, but that it has not been made. Johnson spokesmen and Dunlop Ecker, president and CEO of Dimensions, could not be reached for comment by press time. Ecker declined to answer questions about the cut last week but has said that the hospital continues to operate on a slim margin. As of last week, the system had less than three days cash on hand, Ecker said. Earlier this week, county spokesman James Keary said the hospital survived several other rounds of painful cuts and was being asked to shoulder some of the latest burden. County Council members Ingrid Turner (D Dist. 4) of Bowie, Samuel Dean (D Dist. 6) of Mitchellville and Tony Knotts (D Dist. 8) of Temple Hills, who attended a committee meeting around the time of the protest, declined to answer questions about the protest or payment. Funding has been an ongoing dispute between Johnson and the hospital system. Two years ago, Johnson withheld paying Dimensions for months until the management company agreed to replace its former director. Earlier this year, Johnson asked Gov. Martin O (D) to take over the county share of the hospital payment this year to offset a budget shortfall. State officials denied the request. Del. Veronica L. Turner (D Dist. 26) of Camp Springs said that she and other delegates plan to pressure Johnson to make the payment to the hospital. passed this bill, she said. promised that money. You got to keep your promise. officials said they plan to run radio advertisements over the next week criticizing Johnson for the spending cut.