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  •  so what the "progressive solution" (1+ / 0-)
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    Gooserock

    to the "doc fix" problem?


    Here's how the game is really Rigged.

    by jamess on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:08:17 PM PST

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    •  I have no idea. (2+ / 0-)
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      jamess, VClib

      Krugman does not appear to have  solution, either:  

      The reason we keep needing doc fixes is that back in 1997 Congress established a formula for Medicare reimbursements that was, in fact, unworkable. Applying that formula would set reimbursements so low that doctors would drop out, leaving seniors without care.
    •  Medicare For Everyone (3+ / 0-)
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      jamess, WheninRome, Chi

      because then all the younger people who are profitable to insure go into the program.

      Also making providers like clinics and hospitals not-for-profit again so there's no point in profit seeking.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:18:51 PM PST

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