Southwestern Pa. hospital to stop baby deliveries

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  1. Revmitchell

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    WINDBER, Pa. – 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.

    The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians and two others are shifting their focus more to gynecology.

    Hospital officials say the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to perform isn't enough for it to provide the service in the face of lower reimbursements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...aby-deliveries/?test=latestnews#ixzz2IAseUVpp
     
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    And the ripple effects of obamacare haven't even started to begin yet. Just wait. We are all going to suffer.

    I keep saying, stock up on prescription meds now (when you can) and even aspirin and Tylenol and other over-the-counter meds, because the shortages will be coming down the pike.
     
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    oh well then you will like this one;


    Premiums set to rise this year in run-up to ObamaCare tax on insurance industry


    While the most sweeping provisions of the health care overhaul have not yet gone into effect, plenty of Americans will still be paying higher insurance premiums this year -- as insurance companies try to preemptively cover the cost of a tax increase included in President Obama's Affordable Care Act.

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    Not only are they rising some of us are losing the tax benefit we used to have for medical expenses.
     

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