Should we worry when the Mayo Clinic thinks that the Healthcare reform bill is bogus?
Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill â€“ including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects â€“ the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite.
In general, the proposals under discussion are not patient focused or results oriented. Lawmakers have failed to use a fundamental lever â€“ a change in Medicare payment policy â€“ to help drive necessary improvements in American health care. Unless legislators create payment systems that pay for good patient results at reasonable costs, the promise of transformation in American health care will wither. The real losers will be the citizens of the United States. Mayo Clinicâ€™s reaction to House Tri-Committee bill
Now that’s got to be awkward for the President… One of America’s most respected medical institutions is saying hey wait a second.
If not this might be…
I can’t believe for a moment that Government who has brought us such great things as Medicare, Medicaid, IRS and a tax code from hell could bring us inefficiency too.
But wait, there’s more! That huge tax hike only funds part of the plan. The rest is coming from â€” and I’m going to try and say this with a straight face â€” the expected windfall of savings the government will achieve.
Really? Our government? The one who has racked up an $11.5 trillion debt will fund a massive new program on “savings”?
Right. They claim they’ll be able to beat those evil insurance companies in efficiency because they don’t have to care about profits or paying bloated CEO salaries. Only one problem: Health insurance profits account for a measly 0.6 percent of health care costs.
So, for every dollar spent on health care 0.6 percent goes towards health insurance costs.
And those evil CEOs account for 0.0005 percent of costs. So for every dollar spent on health care, 0.0005 percent goes towards that greedy CEO. Can you believe this guy?
Does this flow chart of healthcare look simple and efficient to you? I don’t think so.
We, as a country, are about to jump into the abyss with a lead anchor the size of a oil tanker.
All I can really say is Barack Obama Has Sold More Gunsâ€¦than any other President in history. He is leading us in to an anarchy state, through massive unsustainable debt.