Does Steven Rattner think that…

…Earl Schieb will perform any surgery for $99.99?

“This is a huge moral question for the country, because I agree with George, that right now, most Americans do not see price in deciding whether to use health care. You see price in toasters, you see price in cars and homes, everything else. In health care, you don’t see price. And therefore, I have to believe, and I think your piece eluded to this, that when people go on Medicare, they really don’t see price, they tend to consume more than they otherwise would.”

“26 percent of all Medicare spending is last year of life. We don’t know how much of that is really efficacious spending. These are really tough moral questions for the country. But we’re going to have to deal with them if we’re really going to get health care under control.”

Because, you know, you’re dying, so why not shop around for a better deal?

What an assrocket.

(ABC News)

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0 Responses to Does Steven Rattner think that…

  1. Bruce388 says:

    Does Sarah know he’s talking about death panels?


  2. Some Techie says:

    Last year of life is where necro-docs make their money, sucking the remaining funds from the patient. Oncologists are the worst, especially after handing their “finished” patients to the funeral home and then awaiting their own fee. I suggest the option of a “consented end of life”. Of course, if you have the re$ource$ and inclination to carry on and enrich the necro-docs, so be it.


  3. Mr DeBakey says:

    Did he really say “your piece eluded to this?”


  4. lambchop says:

    What an idiot (Rattner and The George). If only we actually, truly, had the say over our own end of life.
    How could he even know what someone else goes through? Oh, wait, he’s repuglican; he has certainty in everything.


  5. Roket says:

    Compassionate Conservatism rears it’s ugly head once again.


  6. Dimitrios says:

    Because the first thing you think of after you learn that your mother has been diagnosed with cancer is having the bean counters crunch the cost/effectiveness numbers.


  7. Carol says:

    Wasn’t this part of death panels? There was a provision in Obamacare that paid for consulting with nurses, and doctors and other pros who know what they are talking about. it’s knowing when to go hospice care. I remember the outrage. “They are telling Granny she’s not worth the cost and we’re dumping you off at the closest funeral home.”

    Oh yes. Obama wanted money in there so people could have rational dicussions about end of life.



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