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Fourth Georgia hospital closes
due to Obamacare payment cuts

Daily Caller, by Sarah Hurtubise

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/19/2014 10:24:59 AM

The fourth Georgia hospital in two years is closing its doors due to severe financial difficulties caused by Obamacare’s payment cuts for emergency services. The Lower Oconee Community Hospital is, for now, a critical access hospital in southeastern Georgia that holds 25 beds. The hospital is suffering from serious cash-flow problems, largely due to the area’s 23 percent uninsured population, and hopes to reopen as “some kind of urgent care center,” CEO Karen O’Neal said. Many hospitals in the 25 states that rejected the Medicaid expansion are facing similar financial problems. Liberal administration ally Think Progress has already faulted Georgia for not

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 2/19/2014 10:28:33 AM     (No. 9738341)

Tell Sebelius to pay a visit.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texascunning, 2/19/2014 10:50:25 AM     (No. 9738369)

I´m sure, like with the CBO report about Obamacare reducing work hours, this will somehow be framed as a positive. You know, something like "Now more people will have the opportunity to experience natural, holistic methods of healing. And their natural immune systems will really be strengthened!"

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Reply 3 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/19/2014 11:24:47 AM     (No. 9738415)

All part of the plan.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/19/2014 12:42:30 PM     (No. 9738529)

What happens to all of the States when the Medicaid subsidies to them are reduced ?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 2/19/2014 12:49:07 PM     (No. 9738536)

Very few people understand that under Obamacare, patients that receive Medicaid subsidies owe the money back to the Government and after death the government will come a-knocking at the beneficiaries´ doors. The outcome of this portion of the law will be a disaster.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: watashiyo, 2/19/2014 2:19:36 PM     (No. 9738672)

We were told this would happen even before ObamaCare became LAW. ...and the Democrat said?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: KTWO, 2/19/2014 3:02:02 PM     (No. 9738750)

The laid-off hospital employees can now enjoy a life style free from duties and sometimes unpleasant tasks.

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