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    Meet Your New Physician, Dr. Rube Goldberg

    Meet Your New Physician, Dr. Rube Goldberg

    (Originally posted 5/12/11, but lost in the Big Blogger Blackout of 2011, brought back to life courtesy of the Restore Honor and Sanity (and missing Legal Insurrection posts) Project)

    Gravitas, what we need is Gravitas. A mind so large it can create a unified theory of everything, and pass it as a regulation.

    What possibly could go wrong? (emphasis mine)

    President Barack Obama’s main idea for getting quality health care at less cost was in jeopardy Wednesday after key medical providers called his administration’s initial blueprint so complex it’s unworkable.

    Just over a month ago, the administration released long-awaited draft regulations for “accountable care organizations,” networks of doctors and hospitals that would collaborate to keep Medicare patients healthier and share in the savings with taxpayers. Obama’s health care overhaul law envisioned quickly setting up hundreds of such networks around the county to lead a bottom-up reform of America’s bloated health care system.

    But in an unusual rebuke, an umbrella group representing premier organizations such as the Mayo Clinic wrote the administration Wednesday saying that more than 90 percent of its members would not participate, because the rules as written are so onerous it would be nearly impossible for them to succeed.

    He. Doesn’t. Know. What. He. Is. Doing.

    Further, if ACOs are not successful, we are concerned that the only alternative to future delivery system “reform” will be draconian cuts across the provider spectrum.

    [And now I anxiously await the “oh yes he does” comments.]

    Update [part of original post]: SoccerDad reminds me that there is a chart which makes it all clear:

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    Deb_B, you're (mistakenly imo) assuming that Barry is the brains behind this entire operation.

    sort of runic rhyme | May 12, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Growing more bureaucracy to cure the ills of our regulation-bound, bloated and decreasingly competitive public- private healthcare system is like culturing ebola to eradicate acne.

    Obama's not only a mere wonk, he's a failed one. He shows no spark of understanding, much less genius. Progressives believe in forcing top-down concepts and "improvement" onto others that never seem to work, because they think the world's a classroom, village or urban social unit subject and responsive to their gauzy vision for others (rarely do they have to actually live it themselves, because they belong to the special class of thinkers, planners and elite somebodies).

    Oh, they can put up with being exalted as saviors and overseers in the process, as long as they manage to fulfill/ ram through The Dream with flinty, "for your own good" sophomoric, unaffordable and counterproductive directives. They never seem to grasp the external truths of
    human incentive and market psychology, epistemological dilemma, moral oppression (legislated thou shalts being even worse than shan'ts) and their own pathological vanity. In short, real life. Imo :}

    Quiznilo said…
    "Deb_B, you're (mistakenly imo) assuming that Barry is the brains behind this entire operation."

    Nope, that's just my point – he can't possibly be the brains behind the socialist/communist society march precisely because he isn't that smart. Nor do I think he's personally an idealogue. He just is … whatever.

    It's not Obamacare. It's Alinskycare.

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