Here’s a Fun Fact.
Standing up for his health care law during last night’s debate President Obama cited the Cleveland Clinic as a “model” for how Obamacare should be implemented nationwide.
But there’s only one small problem with that. Something my blog bud Proof pointed out in the comments to my debate post.
I think it deserves to be highlighted, maybe in an ad from the RNC. Because it’s a doozy.
The Cleveland Clinic is owned by doctors. But thanks to Obamacare it’s illegal for doctors to own hospitals.
Section 6001 of the health care law effectively bans new physician-owned hospitals (POHs) from starting up, and it keeps existing ones from expanding. It has already halted the development of 24 new physician-owned hospitals and forced an additional 47 to struggle to meet the deadline to complete construction, according to the Physician Hospitals of America (PHA).
You couldn’t build the Cleveland Clinic today if you wanted to.