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OBAMACARE FINES START FOR HOSPITALS THAT READMIT SICK PATIENTS
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Quote:OBAMACARE FINES START FOR HOSPITALS THAT READMIT SICK PATIENTS

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Hospitals who re-admit patients within 30 days after they were discharged will now have to, under an Obamacare provision, pay fines as of October 1, 2012, which could force hospitals to slash programs that help the elderly, the poor, and the chronically ill.

According to a study, "about two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year."

This provision was inserted into Obamacare as a cost-cutting measure, but it will force hospitals to give the poor, elderly, and chronically ill substandard care.

In addition, critics also note that "large teaching hospitals that are affiliated with universities" could be negatively impacted the most because these hospitals are often on the front lines in dealing with the elderly and the poor in addition to people who have mysterious illnesses who constantly need to be re-admitted to the hospital for urgent care.


As the Examiner notes:

Some observers believe that the new provision will place an enormous amount of added pressure on these populations, given that patients cannot be certain that their treatment will be up to par in the event of the need for readmission to the hospital after discharge.

And hospitals that are already feeling the squeeze financially due to cutbacks in reimbursements from the government may be forced to limit the level of care given during readmission, resulting in patients being discharged long before they are ready.

This is yet another reason why a plurality of Americans want Obamacare to be repealed before it it is too late, as more of such provisions will gradually be implemented.

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As it is, many hospitals now push patients out faster so they don't lose too much money. That's why the readmission rates are high. This is not really a new development, but the fines are going up.

I'd love to see Congress forced to take the same health care coverage the rest of us use. Obamacare would be amended so fast . . .
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middlefinger;20932 Wrote:[Image: pelosi-obamacare.jpg]

Nancy, if you had read the bill, you'd know we're going to take very good care of you . . .
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Ok.... so if someone is in a car accident and goes to the ER and then later trips and breaks their arm the hospital gets a fine, or am I miss-understanding this?

Here's hoping all of this b.s. gets repealed in Jan of next year...
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Quote:And hospitals that are already feeling the squeeze financially due to cutbacks in reimbursements from the government may be forced to limit the level of care given during readmission, resulting in patients being discharged long before they are ready.
My wife is chronically ill and has spend a lot of time in the hospital. I want to see them try to discharge her before her treatment is finished.

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Good, let the medical professionals who think that Obamacare is the best thing ever get fined into reality.
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Camper;21444 Wrote:Good, let the medical professionals who think that Obamacare is the best thing ever get fined into reality.

You're going to have to point them out to me; not a single person in our neck of the woods has said anything positive about Obamacare.
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Camper;21444 Wrote:Good, let the medical professionals who think that Obamacare is the best thing ever get fined into reality.

While I agree with the sentiment, I also do not know of anyone in the healthcare field that actually wanted Obamacare...
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rmagill;21690 Wrote:
Camper;21444 Wrote:Good, let the medical professionals who think that Obamacare is the best thing ever get fined into reality.

While I agree with the sentiment, I also do not know of anyone in the healthcare field that actually wanted Obamacare...

Agreed. None of us wanted Obamacare. We work for a living just like anybody else, and we are required to maintain extensive continuing education every year to keep up with licensure regulations. Medicare reimbursement is already dropping without Obamacare. Staffing is suffering.

My advice to anyone who has to be admitted to the hospital for anything these days is to make sure someone can sit with you to keep watch. It might be a while before your nurse answers your call light. There are fewer of them in the hospital now and the new staff is all grads.

Expect it to get worse . . .
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