On July 21, Sean Hannity uttered another falsehood about Obama and health care reform. Hannity incorrectly stated that the Mayo Clinic “slams the president’s [health care] proposal.” Furthermore, Hannity referred to it as Obama’s “nanny state, cradle to the grave, womb to the tomb, nationalized health care socialized system.”

Hannity must not keep up with current events. On July 16, the Mayo Clinic did issue a statement, criticizing the House bill for “fail[ing] to use a fundamental lever — a change in Medicare payment policy — to help drive necessary improvements in American health care.” However, the Obama Administration has suggested revisions to address Medicare payment rates, which the Mayo Clinic then applauded.

The May Clinic’s Health Policy blog stated, “We applaud the direction” of the Obama administration’s IMAC proposal, adding, “This, and other, bold concepts have the potential to ‘bend the cost curve’ in U.S. health spending without compromising health.”

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