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We had to pass Obamacare to find out we’ll need to start birthing babies on our own

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President Barack Obama is doing a fine job of casting aside the failed policies of the past and replacing them with the highly successful policies of the more distant past. These policies include socialism, rule by fiat, and now: birthin’ yer babies at home instead of goin’ to some fancy hospital.

Associated Press:

A southwestern Pennsylvania hospital will stop delivering babies after March 31 because its obstetricians are either leaving or refocusing their practices, and because hospital officials believe they can’t afford it based on projected reimbursements under looming federal health care reforms.

The Windber Medical Center, about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, is losing two obstetricians and two others are shifting their focus more to gynecology.

Hospital officials say the population of women of child-bearing age is dropping and that the number of births the hospital would be called upon to perform isn’t enough for it to provide the service in the face of lower reimbursements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Oh, that’s right, we’re supposed to call it the Affordable Care Act. See, because President Barack Obama is good, and his health-care law is good. So naturally, combining the two into the term “Obamacare” is bad. It makes sense when you don’t think about it.

This is what you wanted, America. And this is what you’re getting. Four more years, and then some.

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Jim Treacher