According to the executive director of Physician Hospitals of America, more than 60 doctor-owned hospitals across the country that were in the development stage will now be canceled. Why? Well, it is because of the new health care law that Barack Obama and the Democrats wanted so badly. Apparently the new law singles out physician-owned hospitals, making new physician-owned projects ineligible to receive payments for Medicare and Medicaid patients. Without those payments, new doctor-owned hospitals just simply would not be feasible. Doctor-owned hospitals that currently exist will be "grandfathered" in under the new law, but must seek permission from the Department of Health and Human Services to expand.
As a result, according to Molly Sandvig, the executive director of Physician Hospitals of America, more than 60 doctor-owned hospitals across the country that were in the development stage will now be canceled.
Isn't that wonderful?
"That’s a lot of access to communities that will be denied," Sandvig told CNSNews.com, the news source the originally broke the story. "The existing hospitals are greatly affected. They can’t grow. They can’t add beds. They can’t add rooms. Basically, it stifles their ability to change and meet market needs. This is really an unfortunate thing as well, because we are talking about some of the best hospitals in the country."
Is it any wonder that the American people are so upset about this health care bill?
It is one of the worst pieces of legislation in the history of the American republic.
A bill that was supposed to give all of us better health care is now going to force the cancellation of 60 doctor-owned hospitals.
What will they think of next?