Skip to comments.The Cleveland Clinic, cited as a "model" by Obama, is actually illegal under Obamacare
Posted on 10/04/2012 4:20:17 PM PDT by NoLibZone
The Cleveland Clinic is owned by doctors. But thanks to Obamacare it's illegal for doctors to own hospitals.
Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding. It has already halted the development of 24 new physician-owned hospitals and forced an additional 47 to struggle to meet the deadline to complete construction, according to the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).
You couldn't build the Cleveland Clinic today if you wanted to.
(Excerpt) Read more at wyblog.us ...
Hope this becomes a debate talking point
Thanks for posting this. It made me remember a point I tried to make on the live debate thread, but couldn’t because FR was super slow. When Obama talked about the Cleveland Clinic and why it works, he said that doctors are evaluated on performance and aren’t paid by the number of procedures they perform. Obama really seemed to support that. His comment brought me to attention, because Obama and the Dems have historically been against performance evaluations for teachers. So why is it okay for doctors to have to undergo evaluations, but not teachers?
Read the responses. It’s not physician-owned. The blog post is a misapplication of the Wikipedia article on its founding by physicians 90 years ago.
They’ll set up a branch offshore, likely the Caribbean, where Americans (ones with money) desperate to secure care that is rationed or prohibited by the Death Panels can get to easily.
Why didn’t Romney say Death Panels? He was careful not to say Death Panels.
Palinisms make everyone uncomfortable. Haven’t you heard?
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This past week, Steve Rattner, the former car czar, admitted that “death panels would be inevitable.” I was hoping Mitt would say something about that, but then that would have made Obama’s head explode.
I think we Freepers are among the few who equate Obamacare with death. Obama, DC politicians and the media are all careful not to mention death with Obamacare. It’s long past time for everyone including Romney, to tell it like it is.
I thought Romney would bring up Czars and Obama’s power grabs. Maybe he will hit him on Fast and Furious and Holder must go in the next debate. It will be interesting to see what Ryan will say about some of these issues.
Thanks NoLibZone. Who knew that a phony African-American faux-Chrisitan who’s never paid a bill or held a job wouldn’t know that?
They have already built it. It’s in Abu Dhabi!
Ah, NOW, I get it!
So you lose your civil rights because you went to medical school?
You're punished for achieving?
Who's allowed to own a hospital? Sub-literate illegal aliens?
They appear to have far more rights then the best Americans.
I had to let him know we sympathize with the medical profession, especially the Dr's.
I related to him the price for brain tumor surgery back in 1987, that Dr., spent 4 hours in surgery, cutting into the scalp, moving nerves and delicate tissue around the eyes, etc. and he only charged $1500. WHAT?
That Dr. spent 8 yrs in school, then internship, then more schooling, etc.etc.etc?? and all he got was $1500 for 4 hours of surgery???? Why a plumber makes more than that.
Hubbys Dr. said that is just about what they get today.
The govt. wants to limit how much Dr's. can make? YET, CongressCritters and Lawyers can make whatever they can suck/steal/mandate/tax off the public??? Unbelievable.
Romney did a great job hammering Obama away.
.....And he was destroyed (Obama) by Mitt Romney on Wednesday night.
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