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  •  Then there was the story this morning (0+ / 0-)

    about for-profit hospitals pressuring the doctors to make quotas of hospital admissions using the kinds of high-pressure tactics used to drive salesmen.  

    Physicians hitting the target to admit at least half of the patients over 65 years old who entered the emergency department were color-coded green. The names of doctors who were close were yellow. Failing physicians were red.
    Only in America.

    Hospital Chain Said to Scheme to Inflate Bills

    •  If this is the chain I think it is (0+ / 0-)

      60 Minutes did a story on them last month. They talked with some of the ER doctors who had worked there.

      They quit because they couldn't take it. The Chain is under investigation by the feds and I hear a few private insurers are going after them too.

      I'm asking you to believe. Not in my ability to bring about real change in Washington ... *I'm asking you to believe in yours.* Barack Obama

      by samddobermann on Sat Jan 25, 2014 at 07:27:51 AM PST

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