‘Unintended’ Consequenses for Hospitals
The Washington Post (12/12, A3, Montgomery) reported the Senate plan “would threaten the profitability of roughly one in five hospitals and nursing homes over the next decade,” according to the analysis. The proposal “could prove particularly problematic for institutions that serve large numbers of Medicare patients.” The New York Times (12/12, A12, Pear, Herszenhorn) said that under the bill, “national health spending from 2010 to 2019 would total $35.5 trillion. That is $234 billion, or 0.7 percent, more than the amount projected under current law.” The Washington Times (12/12, Miller) said the report dealt “an unexpected blow” to the Senate bill.
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