ObamaCare program saves Medicare $400M by Allowing Doctors to Ration Care

Nothing that comes from the Obama regime can be trusted on face value. The news coming from The Hill says that a new pilot program under ObamaCare saved 400 million dollars.

I was immediately skeptical on how this was achieved. It turns out the pilot program is set up to discourage unnecessary tests and procedures and better coordinate care. If the groups of doctors, known as Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), end up keeping costs below the target, they get to keep some of the leftover money, providing an incentive to keep costs down.

The incentive should be to provide the best possible care first and foremost. Sure sounds like rationing service to me.

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Samuel Gonzalez

Samuel Gonzalez is the editor-in-chief of The Last Tradition, a blog he started in April 2009. Samuel is one of the top Latino bloggers in the country and his blog has been linked by Gateway Pundit, Right Wing News, Instapundit, Legal Insurrection, American Thinker and other top conservative blogs. He's a strong Reagan conservative, a Rush Limbaugh disciple, an unconventional Evangelical who not only takes on Liberal orthodoxy, but also challenges other so-called soft conservatives afraid to buck political correctness.

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