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Monday, July 9, 2012

SUIT CHALLENGING PHYSICIAN OWNERSHIP RESTRICTIONS STILL ON

The lawyer for physician-owned hospitals seeking to overturn the PPACA restrictions against doctors owning hospitals says the lawsuit will continue despite the Supreme Court’s ruling last month that other parts of the PPACA are constitutional. The high court’s decisions on the individual mandate and Medicaid provisions of PPACA do not stop suits, such as this, challenging other portions of the law. TMA has consistently backed physicians’ right to own and operate hospitals and has filed several amicus briefs in this case. A physician-owned hospital in Tyler —Texas Spine & Joint Hospital — is the named plaintiff in the case, which is currently pending before the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

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