From physician Scott Gottlieb on‘s “Accountable Care Organizations”:
The health legislation doesn’t call on government tribunals to euthanize seniors, as some fanciful critics claim, but the bill does kill off private-practice medicine.
ObamaCare envisions that doctors will fold their private offices to become salaried hospital employees, making it easier for the federal government to regulate them and centrally manage the costly medical services they prescribe. To get this control, ObamaCare creates “Accountable Care Organizations,” which are basically hospitals coupled with local doctor networks that the hospital owns. …
[The] regulatory impulse to tightly manage how these organizations operate tilts the ACOs into the hands of hospitals. It forces doctors to sell their medical practices to these networks if the physicians want to maintain what they’re paid by.
Read the whole article about Accountable Care Organizations.