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New Democrat Coalition to release white paper on health policy priorities (Obamacare $$$)
Politico ^ | 12/09/11 | KATE NOCERA

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

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KEYWORDS: coalition; commiecare; democrat; healthcare; paper; schwartz
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Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz: Automatic cuts must happen

While she said there’s 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.

1 posted on 12/11/2011 11:47:21 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“reward efficiency”....baawwaaahhhhh....it’s VERY efficient to NOT deal with costly problems when it comes to gov’t....for the children, you know.


2 posted on 12/11/2011 11:49:43 AM PST by goodnesswins (Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine....)
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To: Libloather

A ‘centrist democrat’ is a Marxist.


3 posted on 12/11/2011 12:01:11 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Libloather

First why not release a paper on all the inside traders in congress who will rake in the cash.


4 posted on 12/11/2011 12:22:58 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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