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December 9th, 2009 5:09 pm
Senate Health Bill Creates 71 Government Programs
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Though Democrats might be using phrases like “deficit neutral” or “budget neutral,” there is no doubt that the current Senate health care bill will greatly expand the size and scope of government.

In fact, the 2,074 pages of text create more than 70 new government programs.

Among the highlights/low-lights:

  • Medicaid Global Payment System Demonstration Project.
  • Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program.
  • Interagency Working Group on Health Care Quality.
  • Community-Based Care Transitions Program.
  • Patient Navigator Program (Are patients going to need a program to “navigate” health care reform?).
  • Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research (rationing).

Full list here.

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