Monday, April 13, 2015

Rushed Medicare "Doc Fix" Suffers from Exposure to Sunlight

Remember that one of the complaints about Obamacare was that nobody (including those who had voted for it) had enough time to read and understand the bill?

It looks like the same could be said about the so-called Medicare doc fix that passed the House of Representatives with no debate on March 26, only one week after the world learned that Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had been secretly negotiating a bill for two months. We did not see the text until March 24. Then, before you knew it, within two days it was rushed through the House.

Lobbyists were hoping a sleepless Senate (which had been voting on the budget resolution until about 3 a.m.) would simply wave the legislation through. Fortunately, some Senators demanded time to read the bill.

Read the entire column at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.

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