Thursday, March 08, 2007

Government: The Problem to the Solution

Why are health care costs so high?

From 704 Houser Street:
Last fall my doctor got a call [from] Medicare, who told him to raise his rates, “or else”. So he did, effective Jan 1 the basic visit went up $10. The result? Not good enough. Medicare called again. Rates needed to be [within] such and such a percentage of other doctors in the region. Then they told him to the penny what that rate had to be if he wanted Medicare reimbursement.

Good grief.