Hospital stops infant deliveries, citing Obamacare

Posted by: Phineas on January 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm

**Posted by Phineas

Wait, wasn’t the PPACA supposed to lower medical costs? Why yes, yes it was:

Congress and the President have enacted a historic health care reform law that will help ensure that all families are able to get the care they need, as well as financial security and relief from rising premiums. The legislation is a significant first step toward bending the health care cost curve for the federal government and families, and it will yield real economic benefits.

Apparently, one Pennsylvania hospital didn’t get the memo, citing rising costs due to Obamacare as the reason to stop delivering babies:

A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms.

Two are leaving obstetrics altogether, it seems, while two others are focusing more on gynecology. No word on how much further mothers ready to deliver will have to travel, or what this will do to the load on other hospitals.

Expect it to get much worse, much more annoying as the years go on, folks.

Elections, consequences, and all that.

via Liberty Unyielding

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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2 Responses to “Hospital stops infant deliveries, citing Obamacare”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    With all the nut jobs running around the country using firearms (to which they never should have had access) to commit all sorts of murder and mayhem, why doesn’t Obhammudcare have a psychiatric option akin to that available from private insurers?

  2. Carlos says:

    Under ObamaCare, it will be easy to control the rising costs of insurance: Just make sure the medical community won’t deliver any services! and Presto! The cost of insurance will fall because there won’t be any services to pay for!

    Why, heck, the insurance companies can cut their premiums by 75%, and they’ll still be making money hand-over-fist because there won’t be any of those niggling reimbursements to health care providers!

    Problem solved!

    ‘Course, the service will be worse than any found in deepest, darkest Africa or in the Amazon forest (not to mention all those places where single-payer, guvmint-run systems abound in the European Soviet), but what the heck, the costs are lower.