When the government puts prices on patients’ heads

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Recently, another predictable Trojan-horse provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act appeared that promises to pit doctor versus patient by literally placing a price on patients’ heads:

Twenty-thousand physicians in four Midwest states received a glimpse into their financial future last month. Landing in their e-mail inboxes were links to reports from Medicare showing the amount their patients cost on average as well as the quality of the care they provided. The reports also showed how Medicare spending on each doctor’s patients compared with their peers in Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

 

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