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  • no.poverty no.poverty Mar 29, 2013 9:28 AM Flag

    The Very Good & The very bad

    driving from charleston sc on Thursday I was paaing thru Beckley WV and heard an ad for an open house at a nearby hospital to show the pubilic IT'S NEW da Vinci, The ONLY one in the area (new market(.
    NOW THE BAD & UGLY, after entering Ojio I was driving trhough the Jackson areea and heard on the local radio station news the local hospital was going to announce 12 to 17% lay offs in mwedical staff. WHY WELL LET'S SEE TO KEEP IT SIMPLE the announcer mentioned THE NEW TAX INCREASES AND THE NEW COST OF OBAMA CARE AND THEINFLUX OF NEWE NON PAYING PEOPLE UNER OBAMA CARE.
    Ya'll voted the D A N BACK IN BECAUSE YOU GET FREE STUFF THE REST OF HAVE TO PAY FOR. Don't deny it because God is already mad

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    • Wrong.

    • fish_discover_water_last fish_discover_water_last Mar 29, 2013 6:02 PM Flag

      There may be many anticipated and unanticipated consequences of Obamacare but an influx of new non-paying people will not be one of them. In fact the opposite will happen. A significant number of currently non-paying patients will now be covered and will thus become paying patients. This may temporarily put a strain on capacity but high utilization is a good thing for a high fixed cost operation like a hospital. Especially when it comes from an influx of new insured and thus paying patients and reduces the number of uninsured and thus non-paying patients. If a hospital is laying people off it's not because they will have more paying patients. Obamacare not withstanding, hospitals have been adding capacity in preparation for the aging baby boomers heading into their years of highest health care consumption.

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