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Misdirection and skill fool all except those trained in the art.

Just think about how hospitals will change what tests, surgeries and treatments they provide if they know the amount they will be paid is capped for each patient they serve!

And if the patient has already used up the cap amount, do you think the hospital will continue to provide services for free?

Many seniors are comfortable with Medicare the way it has been up to the present time.

What needs to be recognized is that changes are coming no matter what political party or agenda controls those changes, with or without the new health care reform law.

They see changes here and there as situations arise in their lives, especially in health care.

They hear stories about what is happening and mistakenly assume they are isolated incidents.

"The Obama administration has released a report saying that health reform will save 5 billion in the Medicare program over 10 years." All while the number of Medicare patients will grow exponentially. Under Section 3021, "Establishment of Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation," the Secretary of HHS "shall adjust the payments made to an eligible safety net hospital system or network from a fee-for-service payment structure to a global capitated payment model." [H.

R.3590 p.205] Going from a Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement system that pays fees for each service provided to a system that has a cap on payments made for all services provided to a patient is one of the most significant changes to Medicare ever made and will certainly result in drastic changes.

Seniors must accept whatever those running Medicare decide regarding their treatment options.

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