Skip to comments.New Democrat Coalition to release white paper on health policy priorities (Obamacare $$$)
Posted on 12/11/2011 11:47:10 AM PST by Libloather
New Democrat Coalition to release white paper on health policy priorities
By KATE NOCERA | 12/09/11 9:27 AM EDT
NEW DEM COALITION: CH-CH-CHANGEEESSS A group of centrist House Democrats are set to release a white paper today laying out some policy priorities and goals they have for reforming pieces of the health care system. Among them: a new Medicare payment system that rewards quality, new delivery models that increase efficiency, an FDA approval process that moves more quickly and widespread adoption of health IT systems. New Democrat Coalition health care task force co-leader Rep. Allyson Schwartz said the goal is to get a better value for our dollars
and to incentivize some of the innovative sectors to work with all parts of our health care system. The POLITICO Pro story: http://politico.pro/vAqH6o
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
While she said theres likely to be another short-term fix, Schwartz worked with Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn) and collected 120 co-sponsors, including 21 Republicans, on a bill to move away from a fee-for-service plan. She said the bipartisan plan would reward efficiency and allow for a variety of payment systems for doctors to choose from.
Schwartz said the options would save money for the government and improve quality. There would also be a disincentive for doctors to stay in the fee for service plan.
“reward efficiency”....baawwaaahhhhh....it’s VERY efficient to NOT deal with costly problems when it comes to gov’t....for the children, you know.
A ‘centrist democrat’ is a Marxist.
First why not release a paper on all the inside traders in congress who will rake in the cash.