Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I Wonder How He Feels About Them Now

Obama held the Mayo Clinic up as a fine example of American Health Care. Now the Mayo Clinic is joining the health care debate. Mayo Clinic calls House plan bad medicine - Washington Times
Minnesota's not-for-profit Mayo Clinic, which Mr. Obama has repeatedly hailed as offering top quality care at affordable costs, blasted the House Democrats' version of the health care plan as lawmakers continue to grapple with several bills from each chamber and multiple committees.

The Mayo Clinic said there are some positive elements of the bill, but overall "the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher quality, more affordable health care for patients."

"In fact, it will do the opposite," clinic officials said, because the proposals aren't [R]patient-focused or results-oriented. "The real losers will be the citizens of the United States."
The 1000 pages - and the Democrats - seem to be more concerned with establishing even more bureaucracies.

And why is there such a rush to judgment on this bill? This is a huge part of the economy. To rush it through so Obama can have some talking points seems a bad idea, even for those areas that need review. And I'm not convinced things are as dire as he says they are.

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