Monday, October 11, 2010

"You'll Be Sorry" Says The Regime. You Will, Indeed.

Mow 'em down if they speak up. Use full-auto if you have to. That's just for speaking the truth.

And if you think that's the worst part of this story, you're wrong. Look for a lot of empty buildings--which were hospitals--in the near future with ObamaCare.

Following the Ram-It job of passing ObamaCare,...

...the White House is confronted with a rapidly accelerating set of unintended consequences spreading across the country. As listed by the Wall Street Journal, those unintended consequences included 2011 premium increases shooting up as high as 9%; "multibillion-dollar corporate writedowns by Verizon, AT&T, Caterpillar and others"; the disruption of insurance markets, a show-down with McDonald's, the imposition of price controls on premiums, insurers withdrawing from Medicare Advantage.

But the reaction of The Regime is what's of interest.

...the response[s] from the Obama Administration has been repeatedly swift and harsh.

So three Catholic-owned hospitals go up for sale near Scranton, PA, and the CEO of the holding company affirms that ObamaCare "absolutely" had something to do with it, although he also said that it was not 'the primary factor.'

The ... announcement was big news in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Sisters of Mercy had opened Mercy Hospital in Scranton, a major facility for the city, in 1917

So happens that there are TWO 'hot' Congressional races right in that area.

TWO DAYS later, a new--whitewashed--statement came out of the CEO's office.

Gone was any reference to the subject discussed in the WNEP-TV story. ObamaCare playing a role in the sale of the three hospitals? Where would an idea like that ever come from? Not from this second statement. There is not a word of Cook's videotaped certainty that ObamaCare is responsible in some measure for this proposed sale.

Well. As it turns out, the "Catholic" nun who runs the Catholic Hospital Association had issued a statement, too.

In a fury that fairly leaps from the page, Sister Carol says immediately that "false motives" have been assigned to the proposed sale of the three Mercy hospitals. Says the good Sister: "Reports that health reform is the primary motive behind the sale are completely false, misleading and politically motivated. Deliberations to sell the facilities began well before the Affordable Care Act became law and did not hinge on enactment of the legislation.

Sr. Carol has not issued a statement averring that she is not a witch, which is a serious lacuna.

But she did get special love and attention from B Hussein Obama after she defied the US Bishops with her endorsement of Obama-Aborto-Care.

So Part One's Lesson: Speak truth, get contradicted, eat your own words. We do have an IRS, you know, plus some nun who for $650K/year will be happy to ride her broomstick up your...ah.....a$$.

Now Part Two.

One doctor in Scranton -- who was deeply disturbed by the announcement -- is certain he knows the answer.


...The reason is exactly as CEO Cook originally said it was. ObamaCare cuts in Medicare reimbursement have changed the rules so drastically for hospitals "you [Mercy Health Partners] are in an untenable situation," said this physician. Most hospitals have accumulating debt because of capital investments, says the doctor. But they can't deal with that debt if in fact their ability to earn money is cut off or drastically reduced over time.

Hospitals which have high proportions of elderly (or poor) patients are at serious risk. Medicare reimbursements will be reduced by ObamaCare, and Federal Medicaid aid-to-States will also be reduced.

So not only will you get only that care which the Death Panels allow; you might have to drive quite a distance to get it.

Welcome to Hell.

HT: Verum Serum


Amy said...

But remember, it's free and reducing costs, so all is well!

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

Where aren't the Obama rank and file here to defend this?