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Montgomery Opposes OCH Sale

Posted by R.H. Brown | July 26, 2012 / 04:33pm | Local News
STARKVILLE, Ms. (WCBI)--An Oktibbeha County Supervisor opposed to the sale of OCH Regional Medical Center is key to whether the project goes forward or not.

Having done his homework with an opened mind, District One Supervisor John Montgomery says its one of the toughest decision he has ever had to make.

Montgomery points to the uncertainty of the future of health care under the patient protection and affordable care act, a hospital sale is risky for the community.

"Well I think its kind of a risk reward type thing.  You know nobody knows the true implications on a national level as far as the health care laws are concerned. You know, and there is a , there could be some positives to possibly selling the hospital. But there is also some negatives," said Montgomery. Oktibbeha County Supervisor, District One.

Montgomery believes OCH is financially sound, he is the key swing vote in the issue.
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