In his letter to the editor in today’s Wall Street Journal, Dr. Mitchel L. Galishoff, M.D. writes:
Regarding Kimberley A. Strassel’s “John Kerry’s ObamaCare Boondoggle” (Potomac Watch, June 21): Our small, poor, rural town is struggling to keep our hospital from going under. The disproportionate share subsidies will expire soon. We had to raise a tax to keep the one critical access hospital alive. This hospital is the first one built under the Hill-Burton Act. Even with the tax we may not survive, leaving tens of thousands of needy Americans without a hospital.
The richest areas in Massachusetts will receive extra funds at the expense of those who need it the most. Those folks can afford to support their hospital with a tax. We cannot.
If the health-care system in Massachusetts is a model of success on which ObamaCare was built, why does it need this outside financing?
Shame on those who live in Nantucket and similar areas. If you had any virtue, you’d act to change the law and refuse the money that is sorely needed by your fellow Americans.
Mitchel L. Galishoff, M.D.
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