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Yet Another ObamaCare Sweetheart Deal Uncovered

January 20, 2012

On Wednesday, 19 state hospital associations voiced their opposition to a hidden provision in ObamaCare:  a sweetheart deal that benefits only hospitals in Massachusetts at the expense of hospitals in the 49 other states.  The “Bay State Boondoggle” joins the list of infamous ObamaCare special deals that were used to “persuade” Democrat Members into voting for the massive health care overhaul.

According to the hospital associations’ letter, hospitals in 49 states will see their Medicare rates slashed by $3.5 billion over the next 10 years to pay for the “Bay State Boondoggle,” a provision that overrode Medicare’s rules regarding its hospital wage index system, providing a financial windfall for Massachusetts hospitals.  Yet another example of what happens when you “pass the bill to find out what is in it.”