Wednesday, November 18, 2009

So what does the Harvard Medical School Dean think of Obama and Pelosi's health care bill? Disaster.

Of course, all those right wing conservatives dislike what President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are trying to do to our nation's health care system. What about somebody from the medical establishment? Say Harvard Medical School. Here's what the dean thinks.

Dr. Jeffrey Flier in a Wall Street Journal op/ed piece said the following about the Democrats’ healthcare “reform” legislation.

“ [the] controversy heads toward a conclusion in Washington, it appears that the people who favor the legislation are engaged in collective denial. …In discussions with dozens of health-care leaders and economists, I find near unanimity of opinion that ... the final legislation ... will markedly accelerate national health-care spending rather than restrain it. Likewise, nearly all agree that the legislation would do little or nothing to improve quality… “Worse, [the] legislation would undermine any potential for real innovation … by overregulating the health-care system… There are important lessons to be learned from recent experience with reform in Massachusetts. Here, insurance mandates similar to those proposed in the federal legislation … increased total spending.”

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