Friday, January 01, 2010

This is just the beginning

The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.
Keep in mind that this action was taken before the 21% drop in Medicare reimbursement rates that are required in the current health care reform legislation to make it deficit neutral.

Extra - Villainous Company notes the government's penchant for cost control and asks: "What could possibly go wrong?" In my opinion, if doctors feel they're not getting paid enough to cover expenses, they could always pull out a tonsil or two.

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