Thursday, August 13, 2009

Healthcare Tidbit

The Mayo Clinic is one of the most respected healthcare facilities in the world. Mayo provides top-notch care at lower costs. These are people we need to listen to. The Mayo Clinic must be brought to table in regards to health care reform.

Mayo Clinic Says Government-Run Health Care Will Force Doctors To Drop Patients.

'[L]awmakers are on track to approve across-the-board federal payment reductions of $155 billion over 10 years for hospitals ... Mayo and similar health systems object to the sweeping cuts. 'Across-the-board cuts will be harmful to everyone and we think it is particularly bad to penalize the high-value organizations,' said Jeff Korsmo, executive director of the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center. 'We will have to violate our values in order to stay in business and reduce our access to government patients.'" (Phil Galewitz, "'Model' Health Systems Press Case For Medicare Fix In Reform," Kaiser Health News, 7/20/09)

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