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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Mayo Clinic Declines Medicare Patients

Obama has lauded the Mayo Clinic over and over as an example of how health care should be run.

“Look at what the Mayo Clinic is able to do,’’ the president proclaimed at a rally in September. “It’s got the best quality and the lowest cost of just about any system in the country. . . . We want to help the whole country learn from what Mayo is doing.’’

Now the Mayo Clinic has decided that it will no longer take Medicare patients because the costs far outweigh the reimbursement rates it gets from the government. Unfortunately, we will see a lot of this with Obamacare.