Skip to comments.Lucifercare fines charitable hospitals that treat poor people for free
Posted on 10/12/2013 7:54:59 AM PDT by IbJensen
If anyone is still so deluded as to think Obama actually cares about the poor, this should extinguish your delusion for good.
The (un)Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare and more truthfully should be called Lucifercare, will fine charitable hospitals that provide healthcare for poor people for free.
The fines can be as high as $50,000.
After that, Lucifercare via its minions in the IRS will remove the nonprofit status from those hospitals. Currently, some 60% of U.S. hospitals are nonprofits.
Of those, a sizeable number are Catholic. 615 Catholic hospitals account for 12.5% of community hospitals in the United States, and over 15.5% of all U.S. hospital admissions.
Last year, it was Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the four liberals on the Supreme Court which led to the courts narrow 5-4 ruling that Lucifercare is a tax and therefore is constitutional. Roberts is a Roman Catholic. I hope youre happy with yourself, Roberts you POS.
Lucifercares fining and hounding-int0-extinction charitable hospitals should tell you, once and for all, that when Obama and all Democrats say they care about the poor, its all lip service, otherwise called *Lies*.
What they care about is *POWER* their power.
Obama and his assorted zoo filled with zombies are putting the charity hospitals out of business which only makes sense to the Obozo retinue. Why they would even bother to mess with it. Guess they are just more committed than those of us with brains that still function.
Who's going to stop this wholesale destruction of America? Who, besides those of us here, understands the evil that this hater of America and his Satanic disciples represents. They want to make life in America so frustratingly complicated and evil that some may flee. This must be stopped.
The illegals are going to love this. What do u mean I’ll be billed for this.
Oh WHY doesn't a senator or representative talk like that ?
I keep hoping and waiting for a breakthrough, but none seems to happen.
It is kind of a Beast, isn’t it?
Or actually, right on point, and point well taken
Off topic for the Constitutional Eligibility and Nut-Job Conspiracy Theory ping lists.
Lucifercare, the devil is in the details......
I was thinking more along the lines of canaries and coal mines.
Across the river in Kennewick they have always had Kennewick General Hospital. In the last few years they have expanded into different locations now they have changed their name to Trios Health. Here is a snippet from the article:
"The bottom line is that we are not the same organization that opened its doors more than 60 years ago, said CEO Glen Marshall. We serve the full community patients from Kennewick, Richland, Pasco and beyond ... We are no longer just providing general medicine. And we are no longer only a hospital. We are a complete community-based system of care. Implementing the name change will allow the hospital district to make the most of its finite resources, Marshall said."
Read more here: Name Change
Obamacare has done all this.
Lucifercare, the devil is in the details......
Now that was funny.
Accurate and subject appropriate too.
Hence the graphic...
Sounds like kind of a counterfeit hospital.
Lots of emphasis on soothing , sympathy and caring, while providing much reduced levels of actual medical care and curing
I’ve been wondering about this myself. I volunteer in a faith based free urgent care center, for those who are presently in the “working poor” uninsured category. These are the people who would be slated for Obamacare, but will probably chose to pay the penalty and use our clinic. We probably are a direct threat to the Obamacare plan.
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When you pay LOTS of money for NOTHING after being promised EVERYTHING, YOU HAVE BEEN SCAMMED!
So it’s ObamaSCAM... not care.
Or... its ObamacareLess.
Working as the devil had planned.
Congress should make a list of the top 10 worst parts of Obamacare (this would be one), and state that they want to revoke 7-8 of those 10 and negotiate on the numbers. It would be a good excuse to get some of these things back in the news and highlight the ugly side of Obamacare.
Since Cupcake can’t exercise his preferred sexual proclivities now that he’s in the limelite, he can get his jollies by figuratively giving it to all of us in the rear.
(His preferred stance whilst engaged in his avocation.)
Their course is simple....... don’t pay the fines
Not to burst y’alls bubbles, but the Catholic Health Association of the United States ENDORSED Obamacare in 2009.
“The American Hospital Association, the Catholic Health Association and other industry groups endorsed the health care reform legislation in 2009. Although the law will cut their Medicare and Medicaid payments by $155 billion over a decade, hospitals calculated that decreasing the number of patients without health insurance — and thus the amount of bad debt on their books and charity care provided — made the deal worth it.”
So, all they have to do is report who and how they treated, and no fine. And, since they will be spending much less time and resources treating uninsured patients, they’ll have PLENTY of time to do the paperwork.
So called charitable hospitals stopped being charitable a couple of decades.
When the illegals and the dregs of society started flocking to them for everyday health care, most of which could have been handled by a good pharmacist.
Those in charge of the hospitals started passing on the costs of the free loaders to those with insurance and those with cash.
So a 5 cent aspirin was billed at $10 to $50. A hundred $ procedure was billed at $3,000.
My wife broke her wrist two years ago and the surgery costs for preop, 1 hour of surgery and two hours post op was over $100k
Medicare paid $7500.
marked for later
By what power or by what name have you done this? (Acts 4:7) (said when Peter and John healed a lame man in Jesus’s name)
This is not the first time someone tried to stop people from helping the sick in Jesus’s name.
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didn’t they use canaries in the coal mines????
Since I be votin for Obama, my taxes gone up big, gas be doubled, my boss stopped offering health insurance, my Babymama and sons lost they jobs, my Momma's welfare check be late, and they be takin' all my guns away.
It's George Bush's fault!
Yep, but obama promised to shut down the coal mines and the canaries had to look for alternate employment...
Several Birth Centers in Tennessee have been closed down recently by the Department of Health, and not for bad patient outcomes. Nurse Midwives are also being targeted. I suspect they are trying to move all births into hospitals where they can be more easily controlled (e.g., make sure newborns are given their shots immediately after birth).
and with the unemployment rate being what it is I bet there is a lot of competition
In TN as I imagine every other state you are given a D.L.# at birth along with your SSN.
This has been going on for some time.
the NSA will be knockin down my door any minute now,,,
The cost of medical attention grew by leaps and bounds due to the automotive unions seeking super-increased benefits contract year after contract year. This was exacerbated by the auto execs granting it to keep the production lines grinding out crap.
Add to this the throngs that flocked to emergency care, as you point out, and the result is the gruesome mess we have today.
Elect a demagogic, half-witted mystery Marxist and voila you have a witch's potion that will kill America.
Throw in the local city/county/state employee unions and their premium health care thanks to our tax $’s, add the uninsured illegals and our home raised non payers/workers and you have a witches brew which kicks up the hospitals’s costs on a daily basis.