From Reason’s Hit And Run Blog: Obama And The Mayo Clinic

Full post here.

Atul Gawande has a New Yorker piece, in which he suggets the Mayo Clinic might be a good model to begin addressing health-care costs and doctor incentives.  The Obama administration cited the Mayo Clinic too, as a model, but the Clinic isn’t too impressed with the bill:

“In general, the proposals under discussion are not patient focused or results oriented. Lawmakers have failed to use a fundamental lever – a change in Medicare payment policy – to help drive necessary improvements in American health care.”


Early June summary of the bill on Keith Hennessy’s site, specifics here.

See Also:  From The New Yorker: Atul Gawande On Health Care-”The Cost Conundrum”  From Clive Crook: Is Health Care Reform On Track?

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