Should doctors get paid less if they don't keep patients healthy?
At the moment, the political parties seem to disagree on almost everything healthcare-related. There's one major piece of health policy, though, on which they do agree: Both want to change how Medicare, the country's largest insurer, pays doctors. Lawmakers as conservative as Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch and as liberal as Michigan Democrat Rep. Sandy Levin are meeting to consider a proposal that would change the way physicians get paid. Rather than the current system, which pays doctors for every test or procedure they do, the new method would pay physicians based on whether they help patients get or stay healthy.
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