A number of hospitals concentrated in the American South have closed their doors or are facing closure. Such hospitals are also found in more rural areas. According to a new report in World Net Daily (Mar. 22, online by Paul Bremmer) a noted physician who has authored a book about the healthcare crisis in the United States believes the closure of these hospitals is actually part of an overall Obamacare scheme. Bremmer’s report quotes Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons as saying, “I think that’s what the ACA was really designed to bring about.” Hieb continues, “You can say it’s an unintended consequence. I’m not sure; I think it’s an intended consequence.” Dr. Hieb also believes that pro-Obamacare forces want a thoroughly concentrated healthcare system which (as she sees it) ultimately means a decrease in the number of rural hospitals and their accompanying specialized healthcare providers.
Also, according to the World Net Daily report, rural hospitals are more likely to close to because of their tendency to serve that segment of society which is elderly and impoverished. Translation? They treat an increased number of Medicare and Medicaid patients.
Dr. Lee Hieb is the author of “Surviving the Medical Meltdown: Your Guide to Living Through the Disaster of Obamacare.”