82 rural hospitals have closed in the last year

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    How does the buyer of a rural hospital, "suck 'profitable' patients away"?

    What percentage of hospitals in the U.S. are non-profit hospitals?
     
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    More than you can comprehend. That's okay, Progressives go through life like that.
     
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    non-profit does not mean it can't make money.

    The buyer takes higher paying conditions and ships those patients to its main facility. Typically that is orthopedic and coronary patients.
     
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    House and Senate versions have been looked at by the best and brightest. You seriously should wise up and read up.

    This from that bastion of liberalism - FORBES

    Despite Promises To The Contrary, Trump Tax Plan Heaps Biggest Benefits On The Rich
     
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    Lost on your first position so this is the fallback. :lol:
    On this point I may well side with you, after some initial benefits for the middle class, it appears those go away and we will only benefit if the cut creates more jobs with higher pay.
     
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    The hospital in our area wised up years ago and joined a conglomerate of hospitals and healthcare systems all over the state. It was a big to do at the time, new management and a lot of people screaming, very popular long-time docs quitting, etc. But it saved us from having to drive 60 miles in a medical emergency. I remember those days before this hospital had a working ER. It was not a good thing.
     
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    Wealthy people don't "create jobs" when you give them massive tax cuts other than perhaps hiring an extra chef, maid, chauffeur or landscape boy.

    Corporations don't increase capital investment either - It's a ruse.

     
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    We reorganized our hospital in the mid 90s. I was on city council at the time and we had to transfer ownership. We incorporated a countywide membership into the mix from which board members were chosen. This arrangement has kept the hospital local, the emergency room open and we even expanded services. It also kept decision making local, we were concerned about a larger hospital buying us out and creating a band-aid station.
     
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    It is not that it cannot happen, it is a matter of how likely. In the last twenty years, CEOs have typically invested in stock buybacks and personal pay increases, not more employees and better pay. Point is, tax breaks are written into this proposal, more jobs and higher pay are merely promises.
     
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    Still waiting for those names, troll.
     

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