Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Quick Links: Exodus, Kryptonite

American Medical News: "Will a “silent exodus” from medicine worsen doctor shortage?"

(I know many doctors thinking of reducing their hours/workload as the downsides of clinical practice worsen.  Not all of them are doing so for overtly political reasons.  But they are responding to incentives created by the politicians, such as new paperwork requirements, decreased reimbursements, etc.  AMN link via Jared Rhoads.)

Anders Ingemarson: "Pre-existing conditions: Healthcare Kryptonite".

(Note: Although I support the rights of insurers to set prices and conditions in a free market, it's also important to note that they themselves have often lobbied for special favors from the government.  So insurers are often a mixed bag morally.)