no what will stop is the milking of Medicare by the doctors and hospitals.<quoted text>When you decrease reimbursements to doctors and hospitals, there will be a reduction in services...to save money. This means fewer tests, and if many doctors leave their practice, longer waits for tests and treatments.
Speak no evil; see no evil; hear no evil when Obamacare is debated is your response.
We will see many unforeseen consequences to the bill that had to passed before it could be read!
Welcome to European Socialized Medicine.
for example the games played with Medicare patients
" He resigned as Chief Executive of Columbia/HCA in 1997 amid a controversy over the company's business and Medicare billing practices; the company ultimately admitted to fourteen felonies and agreed to pay the federal government over $600 million; Scott was not implicated"
"The settlement requires HCA to pay:
$356 million to resolve whistleblower lawsuits alleging that HCA engaged in a series of schemes to defraud Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE, the militarys health care program, through hospital cost reports, the year end claims submitted by hospitals to the government to reconcile payments received throughout the year with amounts they claim are actually owed."
"$225.5 million to resolve lawsuits alleging that HCA hospitals and home health agencies unlawfully billed Medicare, Medicaid and TRICARE for claims generated by the payment of kickbacks and other illegal remuneration to physicians in exchange for referral of patients."
"HCA subsidiaries pled guilty to substantial criminal conduct and paid more than $840 million in criminal fines, civil restitution and penalties. Combined with today's separate administrative settlement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), under which HCA will pay an additional $250 million to resolve overpayment claims arising from certain of its cost reporting practices, the government will have recovered $1.7 billion from HCA, by far the largest recovery ever reached by the government in a health care fraud investigation"