Massachusetts Hospitals Gain Under ObamaCare

Massachusetts has managed to game the system once again:

The loophole:

Hospitals in Massachusetts will reap an annual windfall of $275 million due to a loophole enshrined in the new health care law … The disclosure was buried in a regulation that Medicare issued Monday.


Hospital association executives in other states are up in arms over the news, which comes at a time when they are girding for more cuts under the newly signed federal debt deal.

“If I could think of a better word than outrageous, I would come up with it,” said Steve Brenton, president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association.


Hospitals in 41 states will lose money as result of the change. The biggest loser: New York, which is out $47.5 million.

Full article on Massachusetts hospital gains via Medicare regulation.

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  1. Joe Barnett says:

    So all hospitals in Massachusetts get compensated based on the high labor costs of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard hospitals. What a racket!

  2. Amanda says:

    Why am I not surprised by this…

  3. Tom H. says:

    Why is Massachusetts gettin all the breaks? The Mass Health plan was the creation of Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.

  4. Virginia says:

    Wow! Anyone own stock in a MA hospital?

  5. Brian says:

    I’m not saying that Mitt Romney had anything to do with this, but I would like to know what his thoughts are on it. He has probably made some kind of an effort to keep himself officially out of the loop.

    A lot of this can probably be put on Gov. Deval Patricks’ watch.