The Medicare Administrator tells us how wonderful Obamacare is going to be for the lowering of costs of practicing medicine:
The Partnership for Patients is investing up to $1 billion to help health-care professionals learn about and implement proven methods for improving patient safety. Reducing medical injuries and complications for patients will save lives and prevent suffering; it’s also a smart way to reduce costs. The Partnership for Patients will prevent millions of unnecessary medical injuries and tens of thousands of deaths, while reducing Medicare costs by $50 billion over the next decade.
So, we require the government to help out doctors figure out ways to stop killing and maiming people? I think someone ought to ask why that situation exists in the first place. It must clearly be because in medicine and medical training, anyone can practice in a fly-by-night manner right now, and that patients and doctors merely commodify the relationship which ought not be commodified. Right?
Hey, and someone keep tabs on all of these cost savings. $5 billion a year. Who wants to bet me that they never materialize?