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Bills In Both Chambers Would Repeal ACA's Doc-Owned Hospital Ban

May 17, 2017
Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) introduced legislation this week, backed by the doctor-owned hospital lobby, to repeal the ban on physician-owned hospitals that was enacted in 2010 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) in February introduced the House version of that bill, the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act. Repealing the ban on physician-owned hospitals has been part of the House GOP efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. However, hospitals and many lawmakers...

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