Mayo Clinic Calls House Plan ‘Bad Medicine’

Love these little news nuggets that ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN deliberately ignore. It is stories like this that illustrate why blogs like mine are so important.

Barack Obama once pointed to the Mayo clinic as an example of how quality health can be achieved. But that same organization is now criticizing the efforts of Obama and the Democrats in Congress to bring about socialized health care.

From the Washington Times:

Minnesota’s not-for-profit Mayo Clinic, which Mr. Obama has repeatedly hailed as offering top quality care at affordable costs, blasted the House Democrats’ version of the health care plan as lawmakers continue to grapple with several bills from each chamber and multiple committees.

The Mayo Clinic said there are some positive elements of the bill, but overall “the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher quality, more affordable health care for patients.”

“In fact, it will do the opposite,” clinic officials said, because the proposals aren’t patient-focused or results-oriented. “The real losers will be the citizens of the United States.”

Anyone who has seen the following flow chart can see that the Mayo Clinic criticism is dead on target.

HealthCareChart

Can you find the Doctor-Patient relationship in this thing?

You can access the complete story on-line here:

Mayo Clinic Calls House Plan Bad Medicine
Christina Bellantoni and Jennifer Haberkorn
The Washington Times
July 21, 2009

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