Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

“But pointless complexity makes it even harder. Does Medicare really need 140,000 billing codes, as it will have next year, including ten for injuries that take place in mobile homes and nine for attacks by turtles?


Britain’s single-payer National Health Service is much simpler, much cheaper and relatively difficult to defraud.


Too socialist for America? Then simplify what is left, scale back the health tax-perks for the rich and give people health accounts so they watch the dollars that are spent on their treatment. After all, Dr Berwick’s study found that administrative complexity and unnecessary treatment waste even more health dollars than fraud does. Perhaps that is the real crime.”


That’s where the money is


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