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Drudge: "It Begins: Hospital Workers Go Unpaid..." Already!


IT BEGINS: Hospital workers go unpaid...
Obamacare rings in new year with more mayhem...
Still more cancellations than enrollments...
More mayhem to come...
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Obamacare Contractor Blamed for Slow Medicare Payments

Obamacare Contractor Blamed for Slow Medicare Payments to Hospitals

The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks. Novitas Solutions is the federal government's new Medicare payment processor for the south-central region of the country hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) ABC-KTRK in Houston reports:

According to the CEO Jason Leday, more than 150 employees haven't been paid in nearly a month.

"I understand that they have children and a house payment, bills. Not getting paid is wow," nearby resident Theresa Gutierrez said.

The hospital is strapped for cash not because its not making money, but because Leday says a new Medicare payment facilitator named Novitas Solutions is taking too way long to pay out Medicare claims to the hospital.

Leday says he's owed nearly $3 million in payments from Medicare and can't make payroll...

The Texas Medical Association says they are familiar with complaints like this one regarding the medicare payment facilitator- and a representative told us smaller community hospitals like this one are in similar situations.


An Outrage!

I move for a call on the President to take immediate action. Obama could appoint an independent committee to conduct a thorough investigation with Congressional hearings to ascertain the facts so we can quickly get to the bottom of it. The President could forward the findings of the committee to Congress with recommendations, and a call to action. Debate could begin in the House of Representatives, the people's house, where the people's elected representatives can debate findings of the independent committee and sponsor new legislation to make sure it never happens again. Upon receiving a newly passed bill the Senate can take up the measure to insure the bill is in fact good for the American people so when they read it for the first time after it has been signed into law they can be pleasantly surprised. The President can convene a press conference to sign the bill into law while boldly reassuring the American people it will never happen again because progress has been made!

Government can have that problem fixed in at least 6-12 months if Democrats and Republicans agree and who knows when with a little filibustering.

Merry Bills and Happy Non-Payment!

P.S. Don't be so blue hospital workers, the alternative is legal action and we all know how long it can take to get paid going that route ... if you are lucky enough to ever get paid at all.


impressive propaganda piece!

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