Jeff Branscome writes about Spotsylvania County.
County’s siding with HCA becomes more clear now
Some of you have questioned why the Board of Supervisors and the county would approve a message on its Web site to call Anthem to request they come to an agreement with HCA and the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center for accepting the state’s leading health care provider.
Tuesday’s agenda clearly explains why the county is taking an HCA-favorable position.
No one has been told what the real problem is. HCA and Anthem each have different reasons why an agreement has not been made.
Instead of the Board of Supervisors finding out what the real problem is and trying to forge a solution, they have sided with HCA and are asking residents to complain to Anthem.
HCA is a for profit hospital. HCA would obviously want the best pay rates for its doctors its services. Anthem, on the other hand, would prefer not to see healthcare costs rise in the region because it may be asked to pay doctors more at HCA.
Does this synopsis reveal anything to you?