This election (and specifically Wikileaks) has ripped away the facade of the political machine. The media, the DNC, the White House and the Department of Justice, the guys on the GOP side. It’s all terribly ugly and undermines, at least to some extent, the very legitimacy of the system. We need transparency and we need it now.
Crony capitalism is not new. It’s more sophisticated. It’s more pervasive than it has been in the US. But it’s not new. In fact it is as old as government.
How a secretive panel uses data that distorts doctors’ pay
Credit where credit is due. Good job Washington Post, good job.
The American Medical Association is setting the cost of surgery at rates which are way higher than what some people (you know, you, me, anyone who believes in honest pricing) thinks they should be.
And guess what? The rate the AMA sets is the rate at which Medicare pays.