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One of Obama´s big ideas for reforming
health care failed a test in California

Washington Examiner, by Philip Klein

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Posted By:grace52, 8/5/2014 4:12:59 PM

In President Obama’s June 2009 speech to the American Medical Association (now infamous for containing the most emphatic articulation of his promise that people who liked their health care plan could keep it), he described how his legislation would reform the way medical providers are paid. “We need to bundle payments so you aren´t paid for every single treatment you offer a patient with a chronic condition like diabetes, but instead paid well for how you treat the overall disease,” Obama told the crowd of physicians.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 8/5/2014 4:20:55 PM     (No. 9954343)

Lots of things sound good in theory. There´s a reason academics should stay out of the private sector. Theory rarely finds success. If you want to truly reform health care and lower costs, reduce the number of customers. Build a healthier society. The federal government has no role in that.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/5/2014 4:49:20 PM     (No. 9954356)

Obama did not ´reform´ health care. He trashed it along with Pelosi, Reid and the other Scoundrel Turncoat Democraps - aka STD´s.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/5/2014 4:57:06 PM     (No. 9954361)

If you really want to "reform" healthcare, go to high deductible plans with a Health Savings Account.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/5/2014 5:09:28 PM     (No. 9954374)

# 3 Is correct, I would modify to say, allow consumers the option of high deductible accounts and MSA´s.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tommyr, 8/5/2014 5:20:26 PM     (No. 9954382)

Ref #1 cmts. If you are referring to Obama as an "academic" you should reconsider your choice of terminology.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: shamus, 8/5/2014 5:37:40 PM     (No. 9954395)

Obama is a failure.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: curious1, 8/5/2014 6:09:44 PM     (No. 9954411)

#3 and 4 are correct. And I would add, also get fedgov completely out of healthcare (including the VA), remove the fedgov insurance company limitations on competition across states, and institute tort reform (and listen to the wailing and screams of the ambulance chasers)!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 8/5/2014 6:21:40 PM     (No. 9954421)

# 7 Disagree re the VA, mainly because veterans can have situations out of the mainstream that resulted from battlefield situations.

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