In the Jan. 13 edition of the Gazette-Journal, Jonnie Adams asks the question: "Do you ever wonder what has happened to this country?" Luckily for us all, Adams answers that question with her own letter.
When commenting on the admittedly flawed health care bill, Adams makes numerous false (and obviously uninformed) claims. According to Adams, "the government will set all doctors’ fees and will impose a prohibition on hospital expansion." First, the government already establishes a physician fee schedule for Medicare and the new bill contains two categories of physician services with different fee growth rates depending on the GDP. In regards to hospital expansion, this is only disallowed for rural physician-owned hospitals which previously received a waiver from the general self referral prohibition.
In her next claim taken from the internet, Adams attempts to scare everyone about the government’s "real-time access t...
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