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

by Samuel Gonzalez | May 5, 2015 6:36 am

Nothing that comes from the Obama regime can be trusted on face value. The news coming from The Hill[1] says that a new pilot program under ObamaCare[2] 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.

From The Last Tradition[3]

  1. The Hill: http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/240971-obamacare-trial-program-saving-money-report-finds
  2. ObamaCare: http://www.memeorandum.com/150505/p1#a150505p1
  3. The Last Tradition: http://www.thelasttradition.com/

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