(Originally posted 5/12/11, but lost in the Big Blogger Blackout of 2011, brought back to life courtesy of the Restore Honor and Sanity (and missing Legal Insurrection posts) Project)
Gravitas, what we need is Gravitas. A mind so large it can create a unified theory of everything, and pass it as a regulation.
What possibly could go wrong? (emphasis mine)
President Barack Obama’s main idea for getting quality health care at less cost was in jeopardy Wednesday after key medical providers called his administration’s initial blueprint so complex it’s unworkable.
Just over a month ago, the administration released long-awaited draft regulations for “accountable care organizations,” networks of doctors and hospitals that would collaborate to keep Medicare patients healthier and share in the savings with taxpayers. Obama’s health care overhaul law envisioned quickly setting up hundreds of such networks around the county to lead a bottom-up reform of America’s bloated health care system.
But in an unusual rebuke, an umbrella group representing premier organizations such as the Mayo Clinic wrote the administration Wednesday saying that more than 90 percent of its members would not participate, because the rules as written are so onerous it would be nearly impossible for them to succeed.
He. Doesn’t. Know. What. He. Is. Doing.
Further, if ACOs are not successful, we are concerned that the only alternative to future delivery system “reform” will be draconian cuts across the provider spectrum.
[And now I anxiously await the “oh yes he does” comments.]
Update [part of original post]: SoccerDad reminds me that there is a chart which makes it all clear: