Monday, September 13, 2010
TMA BACKS PHYSICIAN-OWNED HOSPITALS' SUIT
TMA filed an amicus curiae brief (PDF) in federal district court that supports a lawsuit seeking to overturn the new health system reform law’s restrictions on physician ownership of hospitals. We put our weight behind a federal lawsuit against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius by Physician Hospitals of America and Texas Spine & Joint Hospital. “Physician hospitals have endured bullying by their non-physician-owned competitors for years,” the brief says. “Unfortunately, under pressure from non-physician-owned hospital giants, the government has impermissibly banned the future development of physician-owned hospitals. There is no justification for targeting the class of physicians in this way. No other class of professionals is discriminated against in this way.
Posted by Steve Levine at 12:42 PM