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Bargain Over Fiscal Cliff Brings Changes To Health Care

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, healthcare, healthcare, obama, fiscal cliff, Medicare, budget cuts, sequestration, usa, news, government, ethics, congress )

- 1966 days ago -
A temporary fix in payments for doctors will be paid for by a decade of cuts to hospitals.

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Carol H (229)
Friday January 4, 2013, 2:59 am
noted, thank you Cal

Ingo S (8)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:26 am

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Friday January 4, 2013, 6:36 am

Daniel P (179)
Friday January 4, 2013, 6:41 am
Doesn't sound very hopeful!

Lois J (63)
Friday January 4, 2013, 3:35 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal. Trying to keep up with what Congress is doing on this issue....hard to do when they go "behind closed doors."

Philip H (474)
Friday January 4, 2013, 4:41 pm
There will be moaning and groaning about this from both sides, but the money for the "doc fix" has to come from somewhere. The new health care law needs to be given a chance to succeed, and hopefully it will bring medical costs down some.

Billie C (2)
Friday January 4, 2013, 8:15 pm
money has to come from someplace. it doesn't grow on trees. that's something the libs have a really hard time understanding. they also don't understand that there aren't enough rich to pay all the bills even if they are taxed at 100%.
time to stop the pork, cut the extra out of government and then maybe we can take care of our own people. we need to stop taking care of the world.

Wayne W (12)
Friday January 4, 2013, 10:19 pm
"time to stop the pork, cut the extra out of government and then maybe we can take care of our own people. we need to stop taking care of the world."

Since the 1970s, foreign aid spending has hovered around 1 percent of the federal budget Earmarks are under 2% of the budget and most are worthwhile: building infrastructure, roads, bridges, dams, power and communication grids, schools hospitals, high-tech R&D.

"Whether you use the Office of Management and Budget’s earmark numbers or Citizens Against Government Waste’s earmark numbers, eliminating 100 percent of earmarks in fiscal 2010 would have cut the federal budget by less than one-half of one percent." On top of that, cutting that would do some serious damage and actually cause additional expense. There's no meat in cutting foreign aid and ermarks.

Richard B (6)
Friday January 4, 2013, 11:22 pm
Try aromatherapy. Using essential oils can help bring under control those nagging, hard-to-treat persistent ailments, lowering health costs.

Ro H (0)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:04 am

Bruno M (61)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 10:44 am

Yvonne W (229)
Saturday January 5, 2013, 7:17 pm
Forcing ALL doctors & dentists to accept Medicare & Medicaid to keep their licenses would go FAR in bringing down healthcare costs! The same goes for all clinics, hospitals, & testing facilities.. not to mention "for profit" Cencer Treatment centers & other Specialty healthcare "shops"!
In my area of Southern IL. we haven't had an obgyn/pediatrics area in the township hospital since the '80's! All babies are born outside of Marion Co.! The hospital has been enlarged for Testing & a rural clinic was added, but there are half as many beds for patients than before.

Deborah W (6)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 5:40 am
Too late to sift through the fine print,its already law. Government enforcement staffers and their needed equipment already in place. One of the few "businesses" growing.

If you voted for BO in the White House, you own it for another 4 ... correction: he and his form of government own you. Enjoy!

Sheila D (28)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 10:43 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.

Lin P (92)
Sunday January 6, 2013, 11:52 am
Thanks Cal. Doctors, general practice, or specialty, they all need a bit more incentive to work than having cuts as a "payment". The medical plan presented by the Obama administration originally, did not ask nor take into consideration, the needs of the physicians around the country in each state, nor were important questions asked of them. These lacks were a huge and important oversight by Obama and the administrative government. A shortage of doctors will be disastrous to Any federal medical plans and to those who believe they can be depended upon. Forcing doctors and others in the medical fields, to work is awful to contemplate.

At this time, and in the near health/medical future of this country, there are too many people requesting or demanding, too much of the too few existing and finite resources. This situation covers many other problem area (understatement) of this country and the whole planet regarding human demands at any cost.

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