Democrats Make a Case for the Health Care Law
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#2 Jan 19, 2011
Obamacare Ends Construction of Doctor-Owned Hospitals
2:50 PM, Jan 3, 2011 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Under the headline, "Construction Stops at Physician Hospitals," Politico reports today that "Physician Hospitals of America says that construction had to stop at 45 hospitals nationwide or they would not be able to bill Medicare for treatments." Stopping construction at doctor-owned hospitals might not seem like the best way to boost the economy or to promote greater access and choice in health care, but that exactly what Obamacare is doing.
Kenneth Artz of the Heartland Institute explains, "Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding." Politico adds, "Friday [New Year's Eve] marked the last day physician-owned hospitals could get Medicare certification covering their new or expanded hospitals, one of the latest provisions of the reform law to go into effect."
This little-noticed but particularly egregious aspect of Obamacare is, by all accounts, a concession to the powerful American Hospital Association (AHA), a supporter of Obamacare, which prefers to have its member hospitals operate without competition from hospitals owned by doctors. Dr. Michael Russell, president of Physician Hospitals of America, which has filed suit to try to stop this selective building-ban from going into effect, says, "There are so many regulations [in Obamacare] and they are so onerous and intrusive that we believe that the section [Section 6001] was deliberately designed so no physician owned hospital could successfully comply."
Artz writes, "According to Russell, the AHA, along with Sen.[Max] Baucus (D-MT) and Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA), are responsible for the language in Section 6001." But the responsibility for all aspects of the overhaul primarily lies with outgoing-House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate majority leader Harry Reid, and, particularly, Obamacare's principal champion, President Barack Obama.
“Proud To Be An American”
Since: Apr 07
#3 Jan 19, 2011
While self-serving democRats are squealing how great ObamaCare is for everyone always remember: They exempted themselves from ObamaCare.
You have to be an idiot to vote for a democRat.
#4 Jan 19, 2011
The fact is is that they dont have any right to pass a plan that forces you to deal with some big time schmuck from a big insurer,
What the democrats really want is for the White working population to carry the sexual deviates and non whites on their back some more.
NOw when i post this the knee jerk Democrats out there who are trained in dogma and not reality will attack me as a Republican,
that said they are wrong, I think the Republican leadership has shown Independants that they are scumbags who cannot be trusted,
Lamarr would like to talk out of two sides of his face at once, Lust like Arlen spectre, only he aint got caught yet !
His sorry ass and boner and mccain have to choose do they represent the invaders from mexico, or the voters who were recruited by the tea parties,?
right now it looks like these dickless wonders have no intention of doing anything they promised the teaparties and independant voters, they have made no effort to pay the cost of living increase Obama and the democrats stole, they have done nothing to secure our borders, if the Mexican voting block was one man they would be on their knees blowing them.
#5 Jan 19, 2011
Rinsed Priapus needs to address these Rhinos.
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