Friday, August 26, 2011

Quick Links: Government, Stagnation, Controls

Dr. Hal Scherz of Doc4PatientCare has a new OpEd at Fox News, "Think the Government Handled the Financial Crisis Badly? Just Wait, Because Health Care Is Next". He explains why, "'Stealth' rationing of care to Medicare patients is imminent."

Chief Executive reports, "Health Care Reform Keeping 72 Percent of CEOs from Hiring". (Via D4PC.)

As ObamaCare leads to greater consolidation of providers (including doctors selling their practices to hospital chains), Medscape Medical News notes, "Hospital-Employed Physicians May Drive Up Costs".

Of course, the supporters of government-run medicine will simply use this an excuse to impose yet more cost controls to "fix" the problems created by earlier government controls. (Via @MatthewBowdish.)