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Key Assumption of Obamacare National Healthcare Takeover Act Proven False
Medicare’s largest effort to pay hospitals based on how they perform — an inspiration for key parts of the health care law — did not lead to fewer deaths, a new study has found.
The study casts doubt on a central premise of the health law’s effort to rework the financial incentives for hospitals with the aim of saving money while improving patient care. This fall, Medicare is going to start altering its payments to more than 3,000 hospitals based on how patients rate their stays and how completely hospitals follow a handful of clinical guidelines for basic care.
In effect, this is more proof that President Obama’s attempt to stage a national takeover of healthcare is based on flawed premises and assumptions.