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Mayo Clinic to Obamacare:The real losers will be the citizens of the United States? What are your thoughts?

This after Obama Praises Mayo Clinic"Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill – including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects – the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. IN FACT, IT WILL DO THE OPPOSITE
In general, the proposals under discussion are not patient focused or results oriented. Lawmakers have failed to use a fundamental lever – a change in Medicare payment policy – to help drive necessary improvements in American health care. Unless legislators create payment systems that pay for good patient results at reasonable costs, the promise of transformation in American health care will wither. The real losers will be the citizens of the United States."

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 PM on Jul. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Powerful doctors group backs Obama's healthcare reform plan

    Endorsement by the AMA speeds the way for the president to accomplish one of his signature campaign promises

    America's largest and most powerful doctors group has endorsed Barack Obama's massive overhaul of the US healthcare system, removing a substantial hurdle to legislation that Democrats hope will extend health coverage to most of the estimated 46 million Americans who currently lack it.

    The American Medical Association, which vigorously opposed Bill and Hillary Clinton's 1990s reform effort, today pledged to work with congressional leaders to ensure legislation is soon passed. The group endorsed the strongest legislation currently on the table, proposed this week by top Democrats in the House of Representatives.

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:37 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • As doctors, nurses and providers of medical care, it is our obligation to speak out in the interests of our patients. In this year's presidential election, Barack Obama and John McCain offer two starkly different visions of what is wrong with our healthcare system and two different prescriptions for how we can repair it. We believe that Barack Obama's health care plan is right for our patients, right for our medical system and right for America - it offers the best hope of improving quality, controlling health care costs and guaranteeing health security for all Americans.

    Senator Obama's plan will allow all Americans to share in the advances of modern medicine by providing guaranteed, affordable choice to all Americans. For those who like the insurance that they have, his plan allows them to keep what they have. For those who do not have insurance or are underinsured, his plan will give people access to new, affordable insu

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:39 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Your quotes are from the campaign days sweets.. A lot has changed (including the COST) since these "An Open Letter on Health Reform in the 2008 Presidential Election" were written

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:41 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • AMA is a lobbyist sweets., "Reversing its earlier opposition,AMA endorsed the House bill after a new payments provision was added to halt scheduled 2010 cuts to doctors under Medicare."

    So, you don't think being 'bribed to agree with the bill" had ANYTHING to do with it..

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:46 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • The AMA quote is from today..the nurses quote shows it is EXACTLY as he promised

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:46 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • Coincidence? They agree at the same time, " a chronic Medicare payment complaint involving physician reimbursement was also happily resolved"

    Sounds more like some back 'scratching to me'...


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:50 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

  • The AMA represents a small percentage of the country's doctors. They are just another pawn in BO's pocket.

    I have been saying for quite some time that if the government really wanted to help cut costs they would revamp the payments for medicare and medicaid. They seriously underpay the providers. The loss has to be made up somewhere. Insurance companies and private payers are the lucky winners.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:37 PM on Jul. 20, 2009

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