posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 11:19 PM
reply to post by December_Rain
Oh I don't, huh? Clearly you didn't even bother to read the article, so let me highlight the important parts in response to your knee-jerk
* The report comes from Richard S. Foster from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It was requested by House Republicans, because they are
the primary group standing up to the bill Nancy Pelosi is trying to ram down people's throats.
* The report concludes that Medicare (care going to senior citizens) cuts contained in the CURRENT health care package are likely to prove "so costly
to hospitals and nursing homes that they could STOP TAKING MEDICARE ALTOGETHER."
* The report questions whether the nation's network of doctors and hospitals "would be able to cope with the effects of a reform package expected to
add more than 30 million people to the ranks of the insured, many of them through Medicaid, the public health program for the poor."
What the report alludes to there is in the light of increased demand for services, providers are very likely to charge HIGHER fees or cherry pick
patients that they will see which will be the ones with the highest paying insurance OVER MEDICARE RECIPIENTS. That would make the situation even as
it is right now much worse.
* Again, this is a Washington Post column. And it states "The report offers the clearest and most authoritative assessment to date of the effect that
Democratic health reform proposals would have on Medicare and Medicaid, the nation's largest public health programs."
So if you're going to challenge the story and the content then next time I expect you to come back with something that actually addresses the
conclusions made in the story. Your knee-jerk response only serves to make YOU look foolish, sir.
[edit on 15-11-2009 by sos37]