Obama's health care reform is unhealthy for hospitals

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Author(s) John D. Hartigan
Source The Baltimore Sun
Date March 19, 2011
URL http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-hospitals-20110319,0,3796608.story
Quotes-start.png What [Medicare chief actuary Richard] Foster is telling us is that deducting the legislatively presumed productivity savings from Medicare reimbursements would gradually turn more than 700 of our hospitals into chronic money losers. And — while he doesn't spell out what would happen when those hospitals eventually had to shut down — there's no doubt that the impact would be devastating. Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Act should not have been passed on the topic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.