Skip to comments.Coakley moves to regulate health cost
Posted on 04/06/2012 9:22:10 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
Home / News / Local / Mass. Coakley moves to regulate health cost Seeks to limit provider prices (Jim Davis/Globe Staff) Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley spoke at a press conference April 2.
By Liz Kowalczyk Globe Staff / April 6, 2012 E-mail| Print| Reprints| Comments (89)Text size + 14 1 ShareThis10E-mail E-mail this article To: Invalid E-mail address Add a personal message:(80 character limit) Your E-mail: Invalid E-mail address Sending your articleYour article has been sent. Attorney General Martha Coakleys office is quietly circulating a proposal to more tightly regulate hospitals and doctors and the prices they are paid to care for patients.
Coakleys staff has drafted legislation and has briefed providers, business leaders, key legislators, and the governors office on the plan to contain health care spending.
Providers and insurers would have to provide detailed price information to patients before they undergo a test or treatment, and the Division of Insurance and Department of Public Health would have new authority to limit the prices and market power of providers under Coakleys proposal.
Coakley declined to comment on her plan, a copy of which was obtained by the Globe.
Legislative leaders have been promising for months to file cost-control legislation, but the timing and details are still unclear. Governor Deval Patrick filed a bill more than a year ago to reign in health care costs and has since urged the Legislature to take up the issue quickly.
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The Boston Globe does not know the difference between a cost and a price. Neither does Martha Coakley.
But who can blame them? The President of the United States does not know the difference, either.
Two immediate thoughts: how will the people respond when wage and price controls inevitably result in fewer available healthcare facilities and doctors?; second, WTF does the Attorney General have to do with the regulation of the healthcare industry?
So this means RomneyCare doesn’t work? UNEXPECTED
Martha Coakley ——> spawn of Satan
While she’s at it, how about $2.00/gal gas? $1.00/lb steak?
What an idiot.
Perhaps but the MA electorate is a swirling cesspool of cosmic stupid. Coakley didn’t happen in a vacuum.
I wonder how many of the buffoons at any level of government know the difference between cost and price?
How about a guaranteed national income, like Jesse Jackson used to promote? Make it $100,000 a year!