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Mayo Clinic Blasts House Democratic Health Care Bill
American Spectator ^ | 7.20.09 @ 3:28PM | By Philip Klein

Posted on 07/20/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

The Mayo Clinic, which President Obama has touted as a model for the rest of the health care system, has delivered a blistering critique of the House Democratic health care bill:

"Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill – including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects – the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; mayoclinic; medicine; obama; obamacare; prolife; socialized; socializedmedicine; tas

1 posted on 07/20/2009 1:30:43 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Obamacare is designed to kill people. It’s just so typical of the way Democrats think it isn’t funny.


2 posted on 07/20/2009 1:34:50 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The Party of DEATH


3 posted on 07/20/2009 1:36:17 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (-0 retreats, Iraq explodes! NK fires missiles! Iran erupts! China erupts!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Who will win, big medicine or big government.


4 posted on 07/20/2009 1:42:16 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: muawiyah

The only people Democrats don’t want to kill are criminals, the Taliban and Al Queda...everyone from babies, the infirm and the elderly are all on the slaughter list.


5 posted on 07/20/2009 1:47:14 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Great News!!! I live in Rochester, MN, my wife works for the Mayo Clinic, and unfortunately most of their Board of Governors are liberal, left-wing retards, like Tom Daschle for instance and formerly Harry Blackmun, author of the infamous Roe vs Wade ruling. Also the biggest bloc of donors to liberal keft-wing 1st District MN-D Tim Waltz, was from employees of the Mayo Clinic. Mostly the nurses & service employees I would assume!!! Unbelieveable idiots!!!

However this was a GREAT Statement from Mayo Clinic, condemning 0booooooomba's socialist health care debacle. I am going to call Mayo Clinic and offer my congratulations & thank you!!!

6 posted on 07/20/2009 1:47:34 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If Obamacare is implemented the Mayo Clinic will only be caring for wealthy foreign patients, members of Congress and Administration staffers. The rest of us by law wold be prohibited from going there unless “authorized” by our government plan...likely never. We will instead be waiting for hours in a government run clinic for our 10 minutes with a physician's assistant or nurse who will determine our treatment using a government formulary.
7 posted on 07/20/2009 2:02:46 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

“We will instead be waiting for hours in a government run clinic for our 10 minutes with a physician’s assistant or nurse who will determine our treatment using a government formulary. “

With the exception of the hours of waiting outside of the ER experience, these rest we already have now.


8 posted on 07/20/2009 2:12:47 PM PDT by DonaldC
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
SUB-PRIME HEALTHCARE.....brought to you by the Democrats!
9 posted on 07/20/2009 2:14:11 PM PDT by goodnesswins (WHO is Jim Thompson?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This is a blast with a double-edged sword. While I applaud this criticism of an ill-conceived, dangerous and destructive bill, it appears that the Mayo Clinic is endorsing a MediCare payment plan that in many instances takes on the appearance of which chef's apple pie tastes best ( and BTW we, meaning the Mayo Clinic, want to be the judge of what equates to best tasting apple pie or quality medical care). Quality of care issues can be very easy to judge in retrospect but also are disastrous when rigidly implemented prospectively. Rigidly is the operative word since I have yet to see any large organization promulgate guidelines that are easily implemented yet have the flexibility to be modified as to the patient’s specific needs.For example, CMS guidelines encourage the use of pre-operative antibiotics for many surgical procedures where there is no research to prove that they prevent an infectious process and indeed may contribute to the dilemma of antibiotic resistance seen all across our nation's hospitals.How does CMS accomplish this? Simply by rewarding hospitals that attain a high threshold level of preoperative antibiotic coverage with increased dollars to that institution. This is a Pandora's box in my opinion that needs to be left unopened.
10 posted on 07/20/2009 2:19:14 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Unlike the Banks and the Auto Industry the Health Care industry is not going to bend over and just take one from Obama.


11 posted on 07/20/2009 2:22:22 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Well....I heard on the radio today the the AMA has endorsed uhbama's marxist crap.

The AMA (American Medical Assc.) is a very solid group, or used to be...and I have VERY STRONG SUSPICIONS of this report for two reasons, first, my family has four practicing physicians right now and EVERYONE feels strongly against his plot to suck away the doctor patient relationship and second, when uhbama spoke before a group of physicians ( can't remember if it was the AMA or not, it probably was ) he WAS NOT received very well.

So WHO exactly is the spokesman for the AMA and EXACTLY how did the AMA come to this conclusion? Was there a MEMBER VOTE? Was it a BOARD? And if it was a board that supports uhbama, I SUGGEST A VERY GOOD INVESTIGATOR FIND OUT EXACTLY WHERE THE BRIBES LAY.

Because I know in MY SOUL that dedicated DOCTORS see this plan for what it is and what it will do to medicine in the furture.

12 posted on 07/20/2009 2:29:03 PM PDT by Republic (Uhbama has sleezed and schmoozed his way through life-he is a silly little boy with inmmature dreams)
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To: DonaldC

In this case I hope big medicine wins.

I pray that 0 loses bigtime.


13 posted on 07/20/2009 2:45:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (-0 retreats, Iraq explodes! NK fires missiles! Iran erupts! China erupts!)
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To: Republic

Ask THIS guy.....

J. James Rohack, MD. .... head of the AMA


14 posted on 07/20/2009 3:29:26 PM PDT by goodnesswins (WHO is Jim Thompson?)
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To: goodnesswins

Wish I knew him...and, lucky for him, I don’t. He would get and EARFUL!


15 posted on 07/20/2009 3:30:53 PM PDT by Republic (Uhbama has sleezed and schmoozed his way through life-he is a silly little boy with inmmature dreams)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

I’ll believe Mayo. Because of them, I’m still here. If we had Obama-care in 2006, I’d be dead.


16 posted on 07/20/2009 3:32:57 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (ESPN MNF: 3 Putzes talking about football on TV while I'm trying to watch a game.)
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To: Republic

Only 20-30% of physicians belong to the AMA. It is a political group. And, obviously, a liberal one.


17 posted on 07/20/2009 4:50:27 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Yep. Mayo is good for a reason. My hospital subscribes to the Mayo model of structure and process, and I think it is a good thing.


18 posted on 07/20/2009 4:52:36 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: rlmorel

You are right. My brother is a doctor and he wants nothing to do with them.


19 posted on 07/20/2009 4:56:11 PM PDT by NotSoFreeStater (If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice)
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To: goodnesswins; socialismisinsidious
SUB-PRIME HEALTHCARE.....brought to you by the Democrats!

Great bumper sticker.

20 posted on 07/20/2009 5:13:19 PM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


21 posted on 07/20/2009 5:37:58 PM PDT by nutmeg (How's all that "Hope" and "Change" working out for you, Comrade?)
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To: Republic

It was probably the group that gets kickbacks from the pharmasetical companies that are behind zero....just the ones who go where the money is. Most good physicians and nurses don’t want anything to do with this fiasco healthcare bill.
Yes, the AMA has endorsed it, without reading it...doesn’t that sound familiar?


22 posted on 07/20/2009 8:06:58 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: rcrngroup

Interesting post in #6! Thanks...


23 posted on 07/20/2009 10:10:33 PM PDT by nutmeg (How's all that "Hope" and "Change" working out for you, Comrade?)
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; cyborg; DKNY; ...
Excerpt:

The Mayo Clinic, which President Obama has touted as a model for the rest of the health care system, has delivered a blistering critique of the House Democratic health care bill:

"Although there are some positive provisions in the current House Tri-Committee bill – including insurance for all and payment reform demonstration projects – the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher-quality, more affordable health care for patients. In fact, it will do the opposite..."

Also... interesting post in #6.

24 posted on 07/20/2009 10:12:14 PM PDT by nutmeg (How's all that "Hope" and "Change" working out for you, Comrade?)
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To: rcrngroup

We were at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ today. What a place! So impressive...I know this is superficial, but I like the fact all the men where suits!


25 posted on 07/20/2009 10:20:32 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

WHOOPS! they WEAR suits...


26 posted on 07/20/2009 10:21:02 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: rlmorel

Yep, Mayo is outstanding. Good doctors and an absolutely out of this world system. If you are having a difficult time getting correctly diagnosed, get on a plane or in a car and go to Mayo.


27 posted on 07/20/2009 10:26:52 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy
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To: nutmeg

Thanks for the ping!


28 posted on 07/21/2009 6:11:10 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

bttt


29 posted on 07/21/2009 11:51:59 AM PDT by rdl6989
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