60 Hospitals Cancelled Due to Implementation of New Health Law

After the successful passage of the new Health Care Law which aims to have lower costs of health insurance accessible to most Americans, recent reports show that permits to operate of 60 hospitals are in danger of cancellation due to this newly passed Health Care Law.

Accordingly, one of the provisions of this new Health Care Law is that it prevents doctor-owned hospitals from adding more rooms and more beds. The new rules specifically mentioned under Title VI, Section 6001 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act make new physician-owned projects ineligible to receive payments for Medicare and Medicaid patients.

With this, “more than 60 doctor-owned hospitals across the country that were in the development stage will be cancelled. The existing hospitals are greatly affected. They can’t grow. They can’t add beds. They can’t add rooms. Basically, it stifles their ability to change and meet market needs. This is really an unfortunate thing as well, because we are talking about some of the best hospitals in the country,”said Molly Sandvig, executive director of Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).

This is one the many drawbacks of the new Health Care Law. This will definitely hinder employment growth in a country already stricken with high unemployment rate. I think we need some more revisions to the new Health Care Law.

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6 thoughts on “60 Hospitals Cancelled Due to Implementation of New Health Law

  1. Whoops. What was the line that Obama was pushing? “Once people see what’s inside the health care bill, they will like it.” I’m sure having 60 less hospitals on the cusp of the Baby Boomers retiring is what everybody will be cheering about.


  2. This is just one of myriad unintended consequences to this disastrous legislation. It boggles the mind how we could have let things come to this. Remember, Obama is just the figurehead for this movement – these are some of the most venal, dangerous people to ever wield influence in America, and the well-intentioned liberals who support Obama and his ilk are naive puppets.

  3. Actually this is an INTENDED consequence. The real goal was national health care, run by the federal government. The only way they can do this, is to put as much of the private sector as possible out of business. Then they can ride in and save us with a full government run system.

  4. When will citizens just stand up to the Feds? IGNORE SUCH STUPID LAWS. Continue to build and add beds. Let the FEDS come in and ARREST DOCTORS IF THEY DARE. Let the SWAT teams come in and CLOSE a hospital. Doctors and hospital administrators need to take their case to the TV/Radio/Print Media.

    There is NOT reason Americans should “obey” such stupid rules! We fought a Revolution to free ourselves from a crushing government, and it is way past time to stand up for our rights enumerated under the CONSTITUTION!

    IGNORE THEIR CRAP. When the locals find out what has happened to their doctors and hospitals, they will VOTE out the SOB’s.

  5. except that these aren’t “hospitals” and the bill has specific criteria that need to be met to expand or build a new hospital. if the population in the area isn’t increasing, then you won’t get an expansion approved. this “article” has so many gaps in its information. if it wants to show the point it’s trying to make, it should at least go into a little bit of depth and explain how the bill is doing this. but then, that would require some real journalism…

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