Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Obama Administration Cancels "Secret Shopper" Program

Breaking news: The Obama Administration has just canceled the controversial "secret shopper" program intended to learn if doctors treat privately insured patients differently from those with government insurance:

"White House dumps 'secret shopper' survey of doctors"
By SARAH KLIFF 6/28/11 5:57 PM EDT, Politico.com

From their official statement:
After reviewing feedback received during the public comment period, we have determined that now is not the time to move forward with this research project. Instead, we will pursue other initiatives that build on our efforts to increase access to health care providers nationwide...
Good riddance to a bad idea!