For my money, the government couldn't run a gas station at a profit if they stole the customers cars. Just look at all the fraud running rampant in medicare, I won't even begin to talk about the rippoffs going on in the Dept of Ag's foodstamp boondoggle.
We do know that the government couldn't run that whorehouse out West after they confiscated it :-)
The future of pain management
For many years, I ran a successful national consulting practice designing health claims management systems and reviewing the administration of health benefits by insurance companies and third party administrators on behalf of major corporate clients and the insurance companies themselves (e.g., Mobil, MetLife, First Health Services Corporation, First Health Services). My primary qualifications for doing that when I started were my general background in health services administration and computer systems, as well as my specific background running Medicaid and improving Medicaid payment systems in New York City. The system we implemented in NYC was years ahead of anything existing in the private sector at that time (mid-1970's) allowing both more effective screening for erroneous and fraudulent billings and faster turnaround on payments (under 10 days) than was possible under private sector systems.
It appears as though they may be attempting to forstall becoming like Broward County (and coming to a neighborhood near you), good oversight if you ask me.
I guess I don't understand the comparison.
are you saying that because there may be some evidence of abuse in one part of a system that those in an unrelated part of the system must be made to suffer?
This is how you expect decisions to be made in obama care?
Technically insurance companies set the reimbursement rates however they base them off the what the government has determined to be 'fair and equitable' rates for medicare and medicaid. Therefore the government sets the standard. FYI both my wife and I have been involved in health care for quite some time. I will say that neither of us were doing it in the 70s though.