Obamacare’s best frenemy, Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, and his colleagues at the Center for American Progress, gave up on Obamacare last year. In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, he and Topher Spiro emphasizes that Accountable Care Organizations, which Obamacare established to co-ordinate care and lower costs in Medicare, are failing to achieve either goal.
The only way to solve the problem they address is to let patients control the dollars and let providers experiment with collaborating on different bundles of care. That would mean turning Medicare into “some kind of voucher,” as President Obama has put it.
Read the entire entry at NCPA's Health Policy Blog.