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Grouch at Right Truth

It is already here in the United States. Hospitals are paid a fixed amount of money for taking care of Medicare patients. This is called a DRG (diagnosis related group). It doesn't matter if the patient stays 3 days or 10 days. The pay is the same. So the stage is already set for getting people out of the hospital as quickly as possible. To make matters worse if a patient is readmitted to the hospital within 30 days with the SAME DIAGNOSIS, the hospital will be paid NOTHING!

The dirty little secret here is that as Medicare becomes more and more insolvent, the government will simply expect already cash strapped hospitals to make charity cases out of old folks and care for them for FREE. The blame will be shifted to those evil hospitals for discharging those poor Medicare patients "too soon". The punishment will be no payment at all.

This approach is much easier than truly reforming Medicare into a system that is viable. You see how far Paul Ryan got with that idea.

I blogged on this very topic about a month ago Go read.....

http://grouchatrighttruth.blogspot.com/2011/11/more-medicare-cuts-lets-just-push-old.html

Jenny

I agree, I have heard of several cases recently where people were released much too early and had to go right back. A friend of our daughter and son-in-law was sent home only a few days after brain surgery. His pregnant wife found him the next day lying in a pool of blood and infection on his pillow. He suffered another surgery and removal of a plate they'd put in. Now he's facing yet another surgery to put the plate back, because they had to take it out. Seems to me if they'd left him there to get well in the first place, all of that most likely would not have happened. So I'm sure it's already happening here, and it's bound to get worse. Another reason I hate hospitals ... almost as much as I hate air travel.

On a happier note, HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours, Debbie! NOBAMA 2012!!!

Always On Watch

Debbie,
Stopping by to wish you many blessings in the coming year.

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