Obama's new fiscal cliff offer would repeal the 'doc-fix'
In the White House's latest "fiscal cliff" offer to House Speaker John Boehner, President Obama proposed a permanent repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate alongside $400 billion health care savings, according to a source familiar with the talks. A permanent fix would come with a $245 billion price tag and it's still unclear how—or if—Congress would pay for a policy meant to stabilize doctor salaries. It's hard to find anyone in Washington who likes the doc-fix: Not Republicans, not Democrats and especially not health care economists.
- Primary Care Docs Average More Hospital Revenue Than Specialists
- How Chargemaster Data May Affect Hospital Revenue
- 69% of Employers Plan to Offer Healthcare Coverage After 2014
- House Lawmakers Grill CMS Over Health Exchange Navigators
- ED Physicians Key to Half of Hospital Admissions
- Insurer's App Aims to Lower Healthcare Costs, Securely
- Fortunately, Angelina Jolie Isn't On Medicare
- Don't Let Nurses Sink Your Bottom Line
- Q&A: Catholic Health Initiatives' New Senior VP for Capital Finance
- Building a Better Healthcare Board