Friday, July 15, 2011

They got who they wanted . . .

but they don't want what he's giving them.
New York’s prestigious teaching hospitals could lose more than $1 billion a year as part of President Obama’s plan to reduce the deficit, which the hospitals say will lead to drastic reductions in services.

The proposed cuts would reduce the Medicare subsidy for training doctors and for providing intensive medical services like trauma centers and burn units and sophisticated equipment that the teaching hospitals offer. The plan would apply to teaching hospitals nationwide but would have its most profound impact in cities like New York and Boston, where medical schools and their affiliated hospitals have a significant presence.

It's kind of funny to watch New York and Boston college-affiliated professors and intellectuals complain about the negative impacts of the policies of the candidate they backed almost unanimously.

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