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To: NYer
MEDICARE UPDATE - Some of Obamacare just kicked in. Found out at church tonight that it started October 1st. Our church secretary's mother broke her kneecap. She stayed in the hospital for two days. NOW THE KICKER: UNDER the new law, IF a Medicare person is put in the hospital, and then dismissed and sent home, THEY CANNOT BE READMITTED FOR ANY REASON FOR 30 DAYS. This lady went home and a day after she got home, she fell and apparently broke her back. They took her back to the hospital. She was treated in the emergency room and they were told that they could not readmit her because of this new rule. IF a hospital does readmit someone, that hospital will be FINED a portion of their total Medicare money they receive each year. It was either 1 or 10%, I forget which they said. BUT, according to our secretary the doctor told her he wanted to admit her mother, but the hospital would not allow it because of this potential fine. So, Obamacare strikes. I can only see this as a means to cull the older folks. We all know that many of them are hospitalized and then maybe two or three weeks have to be readmitted. Now, this is impossible.
13 posted on 10/03/2012 5:36:47 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: RetiredArmy

Yep, Obamacare is an unmitigated disaster. It needs to be repealed tout de suite. Same with where I work - but our AG has told Obama to go fishing elsewhere.


15 posted on 10/03/2012 10:44:15 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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