Obama's health care reform is unhealthy for hospitals

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Author(s) Was written by::John D. Hartigan
Source Was published by::The Baltimore Sun
Date Was published on::March 19, 2011
URL Has URL::http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/oped/bs-ed-hospitals-20110319,0,3796608.story
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Quotes-start.png [[Has quote::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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