The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 2, the so-called Medicare “doc fix,” 92-8 last night. By the time you read this, President Obama will likely already have signed it. He’s eager to do so, because it locks in Obamacare’s vision of the relationship between physicians and the state.
This was a seriously flawed bill, as NCPA has discussed exhaustively. Now, doctors and patients will have to get used to a new reality where the federal government and beltway lobbyists’ priorities are more deeply embedded in physicians’ offices than ever.
Billy Wynne at the Health Affairs blog has a very good, dispassionate response to the bill’s passage.
Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.