For the last two years of her life, Mom cycled in and out of the hospital. In fact, she was back in our local hospital three days after the first time I brought her home. She was elderly. Things kept going wrong. If it wasn't a bout of pneumonia it was something else.
So now, in the infinite wisdom of Obamacare, the numbers have been crunched. Hospitals that have Medicare re-admittances within a month of discharge will be fined, with the fine scaled upward according to the number of Medicare re-admittances per month.
The end result will be rationed health care for the elderly and disabled. Bet on it.