From Fox News comes the news that rationing that many conservatives have feared and warned about won’t come via a direct Obama decree, or rationing coming by longer wait times for delivered healthcare services, but by seeing those service simply disappear because Obamacare has a dim view of actually paying for the cost of delivering the service of delivering those babies:
Pregnant women in one southwestern Pennsylvania town will soon need to look elsewhere to deliver their babies, after a local hospital announced it will end the practice in March — blaming ObamaCare in part for the decision.
The Windber Medical Center 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.
Huzzah! Obama IS going to save some money for not being responsible for the care it said it would be! Nothing says Universal Healthcare For All like “go somewhere else and get it”. After all, if the care is not delivered, Obama won’t have to pay for it – brilliant!
Just add that to the growing swell of news that Obamacare is causing the first ripples of uplifted costs for healthcare premiums and we can be assured, just like Obama has been telling us for years now, we have a WINNAH for an efficient and cost-effective Government-that-takes-care-of-you program.
I’m betting his not all that willing to repeat these words in a few days:
The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works — whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified.”
– President Barack Obama, Inauguration, 1/20/09
This is starting to look like a Government that isn’t working and care nowhere around.