Schumer Proposes Rationing Through One-Size-Fits-All Payments for Sick Seniors

May 31, 2011 | 12:11 PM EDT
Sen. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.), appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press", proposed a reform that would ration health care for sick seniors by telling doctors the Medicare system would pay them a single flat fee for treating a particular illness as opposed to paying for the specific services needed to treat a particular patient.