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July 20, 2009

Mayo Clinic: Yeah, About That Health Care Plan...

Once upon a time (like a month or so ago) Obama was a big fan of the Mayo Clinic. He even cited their work in the run up to his ABC health care infomercial.

I'm guessing after this, there will be fewer White House chats for the folks from Mayo.

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.

Meanwhile, more polling that shows on health care and the economy, Obama is tanking.

Better find some Republicans to attack ASAP because being President is hard.


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