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Alternative Approaches To Leveling Our Cathedrals

From Dr. Westby Fisher via MedCity News: "Hospitals expand for future patients… who may not be able to afford care."
"It doesn’t take many Betz cells to know what will happen when employers who presently pay $8,000-$9,000 per employee for health care benefits suddenly get the opportunity to pay a $2,000-per-employee “fine.” Do the math: for an employer with 3,000 employees, they pay about $65.5 million for the health care benefits they’re currently providing compared to a $6 million dollar “fine.” Seems like a nearly 10-fold savings to me! Now THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is one heck of a beneficial fine!"
I can hear the Board chair now: "You mean that $200 million bed tower, justified on the thinnest of research about consumers preferring private rooms, might actually open to...NO demand?"

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