Last week's HEALTHCARE DESIGN poll asked:

Now that the healthcare reform bill has passed, do you think this will increase business for the healthcare design industry?

15.00% - Yes, I expect to see an increase in business

45.00% - Yes, but I expect to see a mild increase over the coming months

40.00% - No, there will be no noticeable difference in business

COMMENTS

- I'm still waiting to see anything in writing about funding for infrastructure to support the increased inpatient and outpatient utilization that will hit in 2014.

- Actually, I expect a decrease due to new restrictions on physician ownership of healthcare facilities.

- Actually it will add stress to the exempt hospitals as they will not be providing charitable care (with everyone insured) and the Government will take away their tax exempt status in an effort to increase taxes and new subsidy for the Government's new Obama care