Monday, October 01, 2012

Let the rationing begin!

Two words that describe the future for America: Healthcare Rationing

AP story today, under the new Obamacare rules hospitals are going to get -fined- for re-admitting patients in less than thirty days. Check it:

As of Monday, Medicare will start fining hospitals that have too many patients readmitted within 30 days of discharge due to complications. The penalties are part of a broader push under President Barack Obama's health care law to improve quality while also trying to save taxpayers money.
About two-thirds of the hospitals serving Medicare patients, or some 2,200 facilities, will be hit with penalties averaging around $125,000 per facility this coming year, according to government estimate.
Now, some of you Americans may not be aware of this, but a popular canard among Canadians is that American hospitals turn away the old and the poor if they can't pay. People here in Canada  have been saying that for thirty years now, and for thirty years its been a heinous lie.
Until now.
Barack Obama, The One who has brought forth Hope and Change to save us all, has finally managed to make it true.
Oh and by the way. Where does anyone think the hospitals are going to get the money to pay those fines? FROM YOU, is where. Hospitals don't actually produce anything, they provide a service. Now that they are going to get fined for providing that service, they will of course have to pass on that cost to the people who -buy- the service. That would be y'all.

Happy Monday.

The Phantom

1 comment:

WiFi Lunchbox Guy said...

People in Canada of a certain age also say that patients over the age of 75 don't get good treatment in large urban hospitals, and the homecare is stingy at best--but usually when nobody else is looking.

Just what the baby boomers want to hear, I'm sure.