Americans for Limited Government urges Obamacare waiver

Physician-owned hospital ban costs nearly 30,000 health care jobs

Sept. 5, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson called on the Obama Administration to issue a waiver to the portion of the Obamacare legislation that prohibits the development of new physician-owned hospitals.

Americans for Limited Government’s Obamacare Reg Watcher reports that up to 84 physician-owned hospitals that were at some stage of development have had to be abandoned due to the law.  As a result, nearly 30,000 jobs that would have existed have been wiped from the books, and patients are suffering due to losing the increased access to health care that these hospitals would have provided.

“The wreckage of Obamacare is beginning to work its way throughout the U.S. economy, and this exclusive report in Obamacare Reg Watcher reveals that up to 30,000 jobs have been cancelled directly due to the laws’ ban on the development of physician-owned hospitals.

“This Administration should issue an immediate waiver to those groups that want to develop physician-owned hospitals to recover these jobs, and ensure that patients have increased access to the health care system.

“Obama has issued waivers for the unions and other political cronies, and now it is time for him to do the same for the physician-owned hospitals, which will actually create both jobs and increased health care for patients.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson.