Last week the Washington Times published an excellent article by, MD: “Best health care political pull can buy.” Writes Dr. Hsieh:
As a result of Obamacare, fewer physicians will work in the familiar two- to five-person small-group practices most Americans prefer. Instead, doctors will be increasingly driven into large, impersonal “accountable care organizations” – not to take better care of their patients, but simply to survive economically.
Read more on the dangers of so-called “accountable care organizations.” My take is that they make doctors accountable, not to patients, but to government bureaucrats.
Dr. Hsieh continues:
Obamacare … also spurring a more sinister facsimile of– for political favors. Employers and insurers with sufficient political clout can save money by obtaining a much-coveted “waiver,” exempting them from onerous new insurance regulations. …
Nor will the political favor-seeking be limited to insurance waivers. If the Obamacare individual insurance mandate survives current legal challenges, it will also spur a lobbying frenzy from special-interest groups seeking to include their pet benefits in thepackage Americans must purchase.
Read the whole article: Best health care political pull can buy.