Eric Zimmerman was quoted in the February 10 issue of BNA's Medicare Report in the article "Budget Bill: Hospitals Spared Cuts, Specialty Report Due." Regarding the new Deficit Reduction Act, Mr. Zimmerman said the specialty hospital provisions in the act are "really mixed." The bill demonstrates that Congress has rejected, or displayed its unwillingness to address, the specialty hospital issue from an ownership perspective, he said. "I think you have a lot of would-be developers looking at this as if not a green light, certainly amber. It's a cautious environment."