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  • whygoelswhere whygoelswhere Nov 21, 2009 9:34 AM Flag

    Is Obama Care (aka socailized medicine) good for MD?

    It depends on the segment. Every NICU patient already has some sort of coverage for instance if a newborn's parents don't have insurance the baby can get on medicaid. So Obamacare has no upside, but if (when) it drives people off commercial insurance to governement insurance with a public plan option it would be an unmitigated disaster for MD's NICUs because commercial insurers pay about three times more than the governement. The anesthesiology business could benefit from increased coverage and physician fees from government in this sector are at least profitable so it could be a modest positive for the company, but it would not cancel out the major negative impact on the neonatal businesses.

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