Pete Stark on specialty hospitals

Our favorite physician-friendly politician is at it again:

Stark, who 20 years ago helped write the laws that regulate what businesses physicians can invest in, has been trying to ban doctor-owned specialty hospitals since the 1970s. “These doctors are not entrepreneurs. They’re getting a kickback from referring patients,” says Stark. “They make enough money.” Of the patients who prefer smaller facilities: “If that’s what they want, back rubs and silk robes, go to India.”

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