Local Hospitals Tackle Obamacare

ROCKFORD (WIFR) – One of the area’s top docs is weighing in on the impacts of Obamacare. He says it’ll take some time before all the bugs are worked out.

Dozens of people met with Dr. Bill Gorski during a luncheon conversation today. He explained how Obamacare will impact the Rockford area and how hospitals like Swedish American are planning to handle these major changes. Gorski says Swedes already felt some negative effects when the law was adopted.

“That’s already taken place, so even though this 2014 date is all about Medicaid expansion and exchanges, there have been elements of the law that have gone into place already that we’ve had to figure out how to pay for.”

Gorski says it’ll take a few months after January 1st start date before hospitals really adjust to this health care overhaul.

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