"the 1997 Balanced Budget Act was designed to hold down Medicare costs by setting yearly and cumulative spending targets. If actual spending exceeds the target for a given year, reimbursement rates for doctors are lowered the next year....
Expenditures have exceeded projections for the past seven years
and Congress has passed legislation to override the fix all seven years"
so hack em now !!!!
i am.... but ...going after the merit class extra-ord-in-aire not say... big pharma
proly amounts to fools gold class revenge
when our eyes oughta be on corporate medicine
of course the dembots want to fix this once and for all ..they love the Welby set
just like they love that nadir of misguided merit.... the trial lawyers
--- aka the beneficent league of ambulance chasers --
i must admit if it came to a choice i'd smot the Welbys first
the contingency shysters
are a pack of dollar hounds much more to my liking
the price tag here up or down ?
25 billion a year
or less then 1/6 th of one percent of gdp on average over the next ten years ...
but think of the howling ?
that starts my motor
ahhh but i must retain my pwogressive orientation
and wage class discipline
but ohh i can hear them now
only the bleet of gored tenured professors
would be a sweeter music to my hideous pink ear