Skip to comments.Obamacare stops construction at 45 physician owned hospitals nationwide
Posted on 01/05/2011 6:38:40 AM PST by safetysign
a superlative idea! Let's throw thousands of construction workers out of work and make it harder to access quality medical care at the same time.
Man, those Democrats are 6 times brilliant, eh? The Weekly Standard:
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."
I’ll bet that 45 hospitals would have created a whole bunch of jobs. So now that the Democrats are saying that repealing Obamacare will raise the deficit and cost jobs, perhaps we can ask them about the jobs that now won’t be created because of Obamacare.
See what happens Dr. Russell when you do not donate to the cause.
Why would anyone think that "boost[ing] the economy" or "promot[ing] greater access and choice in health care" is the motive for Obamacare or the motive of any of the leftists in the government?
Leftists are evil and all they have to offer the world is mass, unnecessary, premature death.
One of many reasons why Obamacare has got to go.
Let’s hope that Judge Vinson in Pensacola, Fla. slaps in injunction on enforcement of this commie bill until it goes to the Supreme Court. He is supposed to decide this month in the 20 state lawsuit and he is a Reagan appointee.
One of the physician owned hospitals here in East Texas is suing the gov’t as it wishes to expand.
I hope they make a dent....or maybe get a ‘waiver’.
The whole point is to really hurt the physicians, every which way they can. After all, physicians make too much money...gotta put the kibosh on that.
More Obamarx-Pelosi-Reid health care benefits
Ill bet that 45 hospitals would have created a whole bunch of jobs.
Wonder why the libs like Bill Gates and others that want to give vast amounts of money away don’t build hospitals?WE CARE neon sign is out of order?.
Where are the TV and radio advertisements about this by Doctors?? They miss the value of sharing the effects with the people; if you want to win an election - you first have to inform the people about what are the choices...45 hospitals, jobs and healthcare that is convienent for the service areas or 0 to all of the above. Advertise and tell the story!!
Fully nationalized health care will require that all hospitals must be government-owned.
Die, corporate and municipal scum. I won't talk about what I want for 0b0z0 and the 111th Congress, for that would certainly get me a zot.