It’s a bad day to be one of the (dwindling number of) women of childbearing age in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
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.
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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.
But on the bright side, at least no one “important” lives there . . . nobody around but those “bitter clingers.”