A world-renowned clinic that President Obama held up as an example of good medicine said Monday that the American people would be "losers" under the House's health care proposal, joining the growing chorus of critics the Obama administration is trying to fend off as the debate intensifies from Capitol Hill to Main Street.
Minnesota's not-for-profit Mayo Clinic, which Mr. Obama has repeatedly hailed as offering top quality care at affordable costs, blasted the House Democrats' version of the health care plan as lawmakers continue to grapple with several bills from each chamber and multiple committees.
The Mayo Clinic said there are some positive elements of the bill, but overall "the proposed legislation misses the opportunity to help create higher quality, more affordable health care for patients."
"In fact, it will do the opposite," clinic officials said, because the proposals aren't [R]patient-focused or results-oriented. "The real losers will be the citizens of the United States."
Mayo Clinic calls House plan bad medicine - Washington Times
To me it seems the wheels are coming off the bus on Obama's socialist medicine plan.... When you have the Mayo Clinic stating that his plan will hurt, not help patients, The same Mayo Clinic Obama heralded as a model institution, one must wonder. Will his plan succeede?
With several Democrats dropping off and this strong statement from the Mayo Clinic, we can hope so!