Quote Originally Posted by geerair View Post
Long overdue policy.
And so how is this supposed to reduce costs?

Either the hospital keeps the patient longer and runs more tests.
Or the hospital takes it's chances hoping the patient doesn't come back and when they do re admit and pay a fine. Either way the hospital is going to run up costs and it will be everybody that will pay for the added cost.

Can you not do the math?

Last hypothesis. Patient gets denied re admittance to the hospital, goes home and ends up getting worse or dies.
Granny has now just been thrown over the cliff.

This is Govt getting in between you and your Dr.

Obama quote: The last thing I will say, though -- let me say this about health care and the health care debate, because I think it also bears on a whole lot of other issues. If you look at the package that we've presented -- and there's some stray cats and dogs that got in there that we were eliminating, we were in the process of eliminating. For example, we said from the start that it was going to be important for us to be consistent in saying to people if you can have your -- if you want to keep the health insurance you got, you can keep it, that you're not going to have anybody getting in between you and your doctor in your decision making. And I think that some of the provisions that got snuck in might have violated that pledge.