Monday, April 05, 2010

I really enjoy it when someone contrast the real world with what the government comes up with....

Now That Obamacare Is Law... | The Weekly Standard
This idea is based on the key assumption that providing health insurance will reduce the use of emergency rooms by the uninsured and instead they will seek care from primary care physicians at a much lower cost of care. Let us consider all the other assumptions of this sort of thinking: First, insurance payments to primary care physicians will change the habits of those who use the Emergency Department for their care. Second, primary care physicians will be available to take on these new patients. Third, the provision of health insurance will reduce the ultimate subsequent hospitalizations and emergency room visits of the previously uninsured. Fourth, that the cost of care for these individuals will decline and therefore the “cost curve will be bent downward”. All of this is wrong.

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