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Alabama hospitals fight
Medicare ´boondoggle´ provision

Montgomery Advertiser [AL], by Mary Orndorff Troyan

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Posted By:Ribicon, 4/2/2013 4:12:25 PM

Washington — Alabama hospitals are losing out on more than $10 million a year because of a change in Medicare funding policy that mostly benefits one state at the expense of others. Known as the “Bay State boondoggle” by its critics on Capitol Hill, the provision in the 2010 health care law has pumped an extra $367 million annually into the 82 hospitals in Massachusetts — and reduced payments to hospitals nearly everywhere else. (Snip) “Scarce Medicare funding should reward value and efficiency in health care, not be diverted based on artful manipulation of obscure payment formulas,” hospital officials from Alabama and

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Medicare payments rigged to favor playground state of the Kennedys and Kerrys, with reimbursement schedules based on high-wage "rural" hospital on Nantucket Island.

Have to pass it to see what we´ve hidden in it, said the shrew.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LAW428, 4/2/2013 4:26:48 PM     (No. 9256060)

This has nothing to do with healthcare, but is all about power, money, and paying cronies. Obama is a self-absorbed, Chicago thug who fashions himself as a messianic dictator. I despise him!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noproblems, 4/2/2013 4:55:55 PM     (No. 9256118)

how hard would it have been for the republicans to insist that this have been removed over the last two years

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fire_mission, 4/2/2013 4:56:42 PM     (No. 9256119)

Pure Communism.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 4/2/2013 5:14:49 PM     (No. 9256142)

#2, there are so many BS accomodations and hidden payoffs in this monstrous bill it would be a full time job for Congress just to define them, ley alone start to dismantle them.

As to why this is in there, I pointed this out two years ago. In order for Obama to get away with his pure BS campaign on the virtues of Obamacare (and just coincidentally hang a HUGE millstone around a Mitt Romney run)the Dems had to make sure Massachusetts romneycare system appeared to work. So the Feds pumped billions into shoring it up. Not just this medicare boondoggle but the states medicaid and other state run systems as well.

Why do you think Obama was always so ready with quick numbers on the MA miracle of affordable healthcare? It was all a set up and now safeley after the election all the other Dem states can complain about it. They´ll find a way to blame republicans for it too, something along the lines of Mitt Romney pulling a fast one to bolster a presidential bid or some such nonsense.

The left has sunk to ever lower levels of deceit and depravity in their lust for power. They lie so easily and so prolifically that were the truth to ever confront them they would simply believe it to be one of their old lies whose usefullness has passed.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 4/2/2013 6:03:28 PM     (No. 9256199)

#4 is exactly right.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn, 4/2/2013 8:06:57 PM     (No. 9256341)

Now we know where the real Criminals live!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 4/3/2013 7:17:38 AM     (No. 9256806)

I think it was rigged to cover the fact that the demonrat approved and the Romney signature Romneycare is a complete failure and was in need of a huge federal bailout to continue existence.

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