Feds Hide Health Care Data Behind a Wall of Secrecy
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  • NCMountainGirl

    Obamacare adds players with political agendas to a system that already has layers of risk adverse and greedy bureaucrats and lawyers between doctor and patient.

    Without wishing him ill, I think the author might benefit from spending several days in a hospital on his own nickel asking why are all these tests being run, can’t it be done cheaper and won’t anyone truthfully explain what is happening? The answer is the doctors who know each person responds differently now have to deal with idiots writing computer protocols who insist exactly we are all the same as the worst scenario a trial lawyer can cook up. The waste is tremendous.

    Since Obamacare empowers even more bureaucrats while totally ignoring how the malpractice bar drives costs it is about to get much worst. How much worse? With Pigford, this administration already has shown how it will encourage rampant fraud to feed plaintiffs’ attorneys.

  • Boritz

    We bet Obamacare ultimately will be neither as good as it supporters wish nor as bad as its most vocal detractors insist. -Via Meadia

    Don’t go out on limb. Hedge your bets next time,

  • Corlyss

    “when a thousand things have to be changed about a law to make it workable, some
    politician is going to stand up and say: “This was a noble effort in the right
    direction but let’s do the right thing and simplify everything, with a
    transparent and understandable plan: single payer.” Will that be Mrs. Clinton’s
    theme in 2016?” – Noonan

    What a ridiculous notion! As the signature accomplishment of the first black president, Democrats will resist any and all efforts to fix the program regardless of how screwed up it is, how little it accomplishes, how much fraud/waste/abuse is revealed or discovered in it, or how expensive it is. It will become the Headstart program of the 21st Century, ineffective, unworkable, and yet unendable. The famous Democratic whip discipline will prevent even critical Democrats from touching it, while all reforms must originate with the Republicans and will be greeted with the same sort of howls about “meanness” and “starving the poor of medical care.” The political dialog around this miserable program is already so corrupt it’s impossible to have any hope of correction.

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