Parting Shot at Health Care Waste
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
- Duration 3:57
- Date Dec 5, 2011
Peter Johnson, Jr. weighs in
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Prescription for truth the guy in charge of Medicare and Medicaid for the past seventeen months.
Has stepped down but not before taking a few parting shots at what he called.
A high level of waste.
Doc told doctor Donald Berwick says his agency.
Has regulations that didn't benefit patients and that the new health care law is to -- -- But the -- straight but he added quote we are a nation headed for a much more -- -- and a much safer care.
There is a moon shot here but somehow we have.
Now put together that story in a way that's compelling so it's a moon shot.
Why is it do we do it first play -- right now is Fox's legal analyst Peter Johnson you.
I'm looking for John Glenn to Begin his son and on on the path and if it's a much that it's a long shot at this point and unfortunately when we just compliment doctor Burke for serving we need people who served.
But on the same point we have to understand what he stands for he stands for as a proponent of the British.
What single Payer system right he stands for the notion that there is in fact in -- must be rationing.
In our system.
He has -- controversy there about how the rationing should be done and that probably the -- is a better.
As opposed insurance companies.
To do it but he was -- seventeen months the president decided not to bring him forward for confirmation.
In the United States senate where he knew we would not get confirmation rate and what the good doctors decided after seventeen months.
Is basically two things is that physicians over treat.
Patients in America.
And number two is it there's too many regulations.
But Steve we have to understand.
Then there are now thousands.
By some -- -- maybe 20000 when we're done new regulations.
As a result of Obama care -- so he says there's too many old.
Regulations that are burdening the system that are costing us money and that are ensuring that people don't get the health care that they need -- the they -- -- -- big Cano in the case of regulation.
And now they said listen I've been watching for seventeen months.
It's a very difficult thing there's a lot of stakeholders.
Most of them -- me but there's too much regulation.
And there's too much waste well we know there's too much regulation or and that's why a lot of people complain about the individual.
Mandate exactly right plus they're target he says there could be a quarter of -- trillion dollars worth of waste.
Every -- you know we've heard about waste fraud and abuse waste fraud and abuse it's been the -- in congress it was one of the things the president talked about early on.
In terms of selling the American public's.
And Obama care.
But I have a hard time and I looked very carefully and I continue to look very carefully to say listen we've cut 300 million.
A billion we've cut four billion from waste fraud and abuse we're not seeing those announcements.
We're not seeing those announcements about taking wasteful doctors out of the system.
We're taking on corrupt.
Providers -- of medical care that's not happening here the month trip we hear is an issue but we haven't seen in seventeen months I believe.
Dealing with that.
So what we have now -- the man who was brought in to implement obamacare leaving without senate confirmation.
And leave -- with more questions than answers about -- he is implemented.
He's put his finger on what.
Most Americans have already put their fingers on.
Too much regulation -- too much cost or too much money too much taxes and already.
In -- late objectively we're already paying three of 4% and sometimes more based on the new regulations that doctor -- work.
Helped over six and now the whole mess is heading to the Supreme Court it actually is Peter Johnson junior criticism that we -- and -- -- thank you sir Ken Ritter.