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Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Act

(Le Mars) -- By a decison of 5 to 4, the U-S Supreme Court upheld the provisions of the controversial Affordable Health Care Act, sometimes nicknamed Obamacare.  But what does it mean for a rural community hospital like Floyd Valley?  Mike Donlin serves as the Floyd Valley Hospital administrator and he says despite the fact the health care law is split nearly fifty-fifty on those who favor and those who oppose the law, there are a number of provisions that benefit rural hospitals.

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Donlin says he will closely monitor the buracracies and the actions of the governing agencies to see how much "watering down" of the bill may occur, or if they keep the provisions strong between now and when the health care act begins in 2014.  Some people have argued that doctors and other health care officials may be more selective in the patients that they see due to some of the perceived restrictive rules of the Affordable Health Care Act.  Donlin doesn't believe that will happen, at least not in Le Mars and at Floyd Valley Hospital.

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