By Robert Pembroke
Years ago, I went to my doctor for my annual physical. He sent me across the street to the hospital to have blood tests performed. He later reported to me the results of 12 tests. That fall, Medicare capped the fees on some of the procedures that they paid for. The next spring when I went for my annual physical, the doctor now had his own lab and ordered 23 tests. That is what I call “overutilization.”
Again, the Republicans are going to try and repeal ObamaCare. They are acting like Don Quixote tilting at windmills. There will be a lot of bluster and expended effort, but in the end, ObamaCare will still be standing.