Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Hsieh PJM OpEd: "Big Medicine Getting Bigger"

PJ Media has published my latest OpEd, "Your Future Under Obamacare: Big Medicine Getting Bigger".

This will be part 1 of a 4-part series on the changing face of American medicine, and what patients can do about it.  In part 1, I discuss how new laws are spurring the growth of government-controlled "Big Medicine".

Here is the opening:
Recently, there’s been an enormous shakeup in three traditionally stable professions — law, education, and medicine. But where law and education are moving towards decentralization and greater consumer control, medicine is moving in the opposite direction — towards greater centralization and less consumer (patient) control.

Why? Because the upheavals in law and education are being driven by market forces. In contrast, the upheaval in medicine is being driven by new government controls. Hence, Big Law and Big Education are struggling, while Big Medicine is growing.

This series of articles will discuss how the ObamaCare health law is fueling the rise of Big Medicine, what this will mean for patients, and how patients can respond to best protect their medical care...
(Read the full text of "Your Future Under Obamacare: Big Medicine Getting Bigger".)

Future installments will appear each Wednesday during the month of September at PJ Media.