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Health officials in Farmington weigh
in on early effects of Obamacare

The Daily Times (NM), by Leigh Black Irvin

Original Article

Posted By:cjjeepercreeper, 1/4/2014 10:57:31 AM

FARMINGTON — Several months after enrollment in the health insurance marketplace portion of the Affordable Care Act was implemented, health care officials are seeing the effects of the new law on facilities, patients and the industry. Despite anticipating continued challenges posed by health care reform, San Juan Regional Medical Center CEO Rick Wallace remains optimistic that the Farmington hospital will continue to provide the same level of patient care under the act, which is often called Obamacare.
Please split wide headlines.

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If it wasn´t so sick it would be funny how the local hospital CEO talks around the problems and tries to put a happy face on them. A good example is how he tries to spin the millions of dollars they have lost in Medicare reimbursements. And how about this classic, just another twist on the death panels (with again, a happy face):
"Another strategy to meet these challenges is adopting more standardized "care paths," which are expected to improve quality and safety, reduce costs and maintain consistency of care for patients." We are doomed with idiots like this.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/4/2014 12:40:19 PM     (No. 9679387)

San Juan Regional Medical Center should easily be able to make Obamacare work by demanding that the now fully covered poor and indigent pay their gigantic deductibles upfront or kicking their sorry deadbeat asses out into the street. Another option would be to declare bankruptcy and close their doors.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: banditsdad, 1/4/2014 12:50:09 PM     (No. 9679397)

Sound like this Rick Wallace guy must Jay Carney´s twin separated at birth! He must have more happy faces than Walmart.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NMPatriot, 1/5/2014 12:31:34 AM     (No. 9679983)

Wallace is just another deluded liberal, in the land of mañana liberals, too stupid to realize liberal=communist.

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