Hospital Group Predicts Drastic Impact If Obamacare Defunded

Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal
Photo courtesy of St. Louis Business Journal

The Missouri Hospital Association says if the federal health care reform law is defunded, it will have a drastic impact on hospitals in the state and nationwide. The House has passed a resolution that would fund the government through December but would pull funding from the Affordable Care Act. The state group’s vice president said the program will cut money to hospitals to pay for the uninsured in anticipation that the money they propose pulling would result in more people with insurance. He also said it will be difficult and unpopular to rescind the ability of individuals to stay on their parents plans until they’re 26 years old and rescind the extension of insurance without regard to preexisting conditions and without lifetime limits.

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