Physician-owned hospitals were destroyed by the press for cherry picking healthier patients while supposedly leaving the sicker and poorer patients to other hospitals. Was it proven? Well, its debatable, but Congress banned new ones from opening anyway. Now an independent study, published online by the British medical journal, concluded that overall, physician-owned hospitals are not cherry-picking patients or limiting themselves to the most lucrative types of procedures and operations. So what happens now? I bet nothing. Our government won’t budge an inch on common sense stuff like this. On the other hand, watch these idiots allow the big insurers to merge so they can gouge the American consumer some more.
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