The Joke About Health Care "Reform"
There is NO money for health care.........health care is about 20% of GDP and government provides the marjority of dollars to health care.
The only problem is govenrment is running a $2 Trillion dollar deficit and doesn't have any money to pay for any health care without borrowing money it will never be able to payback.
Now Health Care is bleeding severely and is about to enter the ICU......
The Hennepin County Medical Center, the state's largest safety net hospital, will close at least two clinics, eliminate more than 150 positions and restrict access to its non-emergency services under a budget approved Wednesday.
combination of cuts, closings and deferring necessary improvement projects reduces our projected 2010 budget gap to $25 million, but it is at the expense of programs that serve our patients," said Chief Executive Officer Arthur Gonzalez in a prepared statement.
The hospital is the largest provider of health care to the state's poor and uninsured and has been hard hit by Gov. Tim Pawlenty's elimination of the $381 million General Assistance Medical Care program for poor adults in May to help balance the state budget.
THIS ESTIMATE IS OPTIMISIC AT BEST BECAUSE IT ASSUMES 5% RATE INCREASE....
The $536.6 million operating budget includes a 5 percent price increase but still leaves the hospital $25 million in the red at the end of 2010.
Now, instead of wasting time arguing about how we are going to spend more money reforming health care, shouldn't they be trying to figure out how we are going to pay for health care???????