Fox Business report claims Morristown Medical Center's 'Building an ACO' YouTube video mocks patient care access.
A top Morristown Medical Center official criticized a Fox Business report that accused the hospital and Atlantic Health, its parent organization, of mocking patient care access in an amateur video produced to internally encourage doctors to join Accountable Care Organizations--part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare. The Jan. 30 report, by Fox Business reporter Elizabeth MacDonald, claims the video makes fun of health care access, telling its audience they can make more money for doctors and hospitals by preventing patients from being readmitted to hospitals. Doctors are shown blocking the door of a hospital, "to stop patients from being readmitted for more care, dollar bills exchanging hands …
Morristown Medical Center one of two in New Jersey not to get hit with penalties.
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Thursday, August 16, 2012
In a complicated decision, the justices upheld most of the health care reform legislation popularly known as Obamacare.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding most of President Obama's signature health care reform legislation? By a 5-4 vote, the justices upheld most of the act, although the opinion is a complicated one. The court upheld the requirement that every American purchase health insurance or else pay a penalty, as a tax decision and upheld it on those grounds, in an opinion written by Chief Justice Roberts. "Our precedent demonstrates that Congress has the power to impose the exaction in Section 5000 under the taxing power, and that Section 5000 need not be read to do more than impose a tax," Roberts wrote in one of the key sentences from the opinion. Click here to read the full text of the opinion. Vote in our poll …