August 25, 2010 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM
MAYVILLE, N.D. A proposed Medicare change is “ill-advised” and could force rural hospitals in North Dakota and across the country to cut services, Rep. Earl Pomeroy, D-N.D., said Wednesday.
Tags: Earl Pomeroy, Health Care, Mayville, MediCare, North Dakota, Politics 11 Comments »
How about that? This is part of the health care reform that Earl Pomeroy voted for. It looks like it’s already starting to help North Dakota, right Earl?
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Yes this is a bad idea. Even in the more populated areas like Fargo there aren’t enough doctors to go around. What are they trying to do, eliminate medicare payments?
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Oh, come on. They state this policy is still under review. Obviously, it won’t be implemented once they hear the problems associated with it. Why would they? It makes no sense to have a physician present during basic procedures like inserting an IV. What they’re trying to do is standardize the level of care provided to all Medicare and Medicaid recipients.
The reality is that we need provisions that state which procedures NEED to be done by a qualified physician, those that can be done by someone else under a physician’s supervision, and those that don’t require a physician “on site” only “available” in case of emergency.
This has been a Medicare issue for quite some time, regardless of the Health Care Reform Law.
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I’m sure Pomeroy voted for the health care reform bill without reading it so he couldn’t be expected to know what was in it and what he was voting for.
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It never ceases to amaze me how you never hear from these clowns unless it is an election year and then they are in the news for any thing that is going on in the state no matter how small. They will take any free press that they can get!
Gee whiz Earl, try reading the Bills BEFORE you vote for them maybe?
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Well Earl, we TRIED to tell you …. and all we got from you was some canned responsed that YOU knew better than WE, what was good for US. As you did NOT read the Bill, and you did NOT listen to us [whom you work FOR], it is time for YOU to retire. Yup, retire – one way or another.
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I didn’t notice that he’s blaming the Republicans. That’s normally a reflex action for a Dem (read it’s our problem). Goodbye Earl.
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Mr. Pomeroy seems to be trying to convince me that North Dakota needs him to captain the ship through a field of iceburgs in the path of health care. It is becoming clear that many of the decisions on health care are now going to be made by bean counters rather than medical providers as a result of this bill which he voted for despite the objections of a majority of voters. Fortunately he can’t turn a deaf ear to voters in November.
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Well, who didn’t see this coming. So congress now has to vote on changing a bill, that has already been voted on and has yet to be implimented? Good job Earl..high five. Did you even read the damn thing?
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Wow, there are a lot of unread people on this site. I guess that’s the MO of the Tea now, illiteracy and demagoguery. This is a rule that was enacted in 2000 (who was in control then?) but has never been enforced thanks to small state people like Pomeroy. Buy a clue or a book for that matter. . .
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Well, I do know we will be change Representatives come November. Good night Earl.
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