Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Strangling Private Practice?

CNN reports that 17% of doctors in private practice may close shop within the next year due to a combination of factors, including "business expenses and administrative hassles, shrinking insurance reimbursements and costly malpractice insurance."

If this happens and ObamaCare is still in effect, many will join large "Accountable Care Organizations" or become hospital employees, where they will then become more beholden to their paymasters, rather than their patients.

As for what such a future would look like, see my PJ Media piece from last year, "The Coming Collectivization of American Health Care".

(CNN link via Dr. Art Fougner.)