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Health care reform at heart of Barton, OB-GYN conflict
Tahoe Daily Tribune

As the debate on health care reform continues to take center stage across the country, some very real effects of the 2010 Affordable Care Act have already reached California and the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Barton Health’s failure to renegotiate the contracts with the two obstetrician and gynecological physician groups has roots in the act, aka Obamacare.

The hospital, which expects large cuts in reimbursements during the upcoming years, has been forced to make some changes to streamline their system, Barton’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing Monica Sciuto said.