Friday, September 27, 2013

The Medicare "Doc Fix" Will Never Get Fixed Like This

Earlier this month, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) scored the cost of a Republican-led bill to permanently “fix” the Medicare fee schedule for physicians. The cost to taxpayers? $175 billion over ten years. To put that in perspective, according to the Congressional Budget Office’s bishopx-largeMay 2013 budget outlook, the ObamaCare’s effect on health spending is that it will cost $1.8 trillion over ten years. So, this so-called permanent doc fix would cost almost one tenth the entire cost of ObamaCare.

How can anyone possibly call that a “fix?

Read and comment on the rest of this article at John Goodman's Health Policy Blog.


AllenDUnruh said...

What doctors get paid does not account for cost of living increases. But the cost of increased regulation of care and paperwork to justify all services for bureaucrats will destroy the quality of care. Obama Care allows our first black president to re-enact slavery. The IRS who pleads the 5th and is unaccountable to anybody is in charge. Tyranny is unbridled power.

Dr. Allen Unruh said...

All health care decision making is transferred to bureaucrats. No doctor will understand Obama Care let alone over 25,000 pages of regulations. Health care will be destroyed. Patients will be wards of the state and doctors slaves of the state. The 13th amendment says that nobody will ever be subject to involuntary servitude. Tyranny is nothing less than unbridled power.