Numbnuts said:
More regulations, and more regulations just drive the cost of healthcare up. If a for profit company wants to come in and buy up one or more of these ailing Hospitals in NJ, which there are many, and try to turn it around they should let them. What has changed is that most procedures are outpatient and require little or no Hospital stay so why do we need some of these large buildings which cost a fortune to maintain. What this lady should be fighting for is to have the Hospitals post the costs that you will be billed so that us as consumers can make an educated choice. In 2011, this state also put in place regulations prohibiting the new building of Surgery Centers or and surgical practices which would also give the consumer another choice instead of going to an over priced Hospital.