Thursday, January 17, 2013

They ain't birthin' no more babies

In case you missed it, another ObamaTax domino has fallen. Pregnant women in southwestern Pennsylvania don't get to keep their doctors, after all:

"The Windber Medical Center will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can't afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms." [emphasis added]

That's a big problem with the ObamaTax: at the same time as it (purportedly) expands the number of insured folks - either in the marketplace or on Medicaid - the actual amount that docs can expect to earn from them is dropping. Kind of reminds me of those crazy car commercials of yesteryear, "sure we lose $100 on each sale, but we make it up in volume!"

Or, as this case so vividly illustrates, not.

[Hat Tip: FoIB Jeff M]

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