SEARCH BLOG: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES
Obamacare... "fixes" everything "wrong" with our health care system.
From the liberal The New York Times:
Hospitals Are Worried About Cut in Fund for the Uninsured
Published: July 26, 2012
President Obama’s health care law is putting new strains on some of the nation’s most hard-pressed hospitals, by cutting aid they use to pay for emergency care for illegal immigrants, which they have long been required to provide.
The federal government has been spending $20 billion annually to reimburse these hospitals — most in poor urban and rural areas — for treating more than their share of the uninsured, including illegal immigrants. The health care law will eventually cut that money in half, based on the premise that fewer people will lack insurance after the law takes effect.
But the estimated 11 million people now living illegally in the United States are not covered by the health care law. Its sponsors, seeking to sidestep the contentious debate over immigration, excluded them from the law’s benefits. [full article]Why that is just astounding! Who would have thought that the mandate to provide hospital care to the uninsured combined with the un-funding of that mandate and the relaxation of any attempt to stop illegal entry into the country would have a negative impact on our hospitals? That was simply unforeseeable.
In order to understand that situation, one needs to ask, "Who built that situation?" Well, obviously not the hospitals because they didn't build the hospitals... or the "Affordable" Care Act