Health Care Reform = More Money, Bigger Hospitals, and Less Private Practices


For a while, conservatives have known that Obamacare would be a dose of bad medicine. : However, given the axiom that bog government helps big business, the same could be true with the medical industry. : Tim Carney at The Washington Examiner aptly pointed out today, from Bloomberg, Obamacare favors big hospitals, and smashes small practices.

In his column, Carney: wrote: that “Bloomberg report[ed] today: on how Medicare payment rules have led to hospital consolidation, with small practices selling out to big hospitals.” : Additionally, Carney cited the point about consolidation:

Simon Gisby, a principal in the life science and health care practice at Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC in: New York, said the trend fits with changes starting to take place under the 2010 Affordable Care Act designed by the Obama administration to overhaul health care.

This consolidation means higher costs, the article explains. Some academic studies have confirmed that hospital consolidation means higher costs, and: at least one: has pinned some of the blame on Obama’s Affordable Care Act:

hospitals are able to extract higher private payments when they hold more market power…. Now provisions of the ACA are encouraging further consolidation of hospitals and physicians, and the final antitrust review regulations from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission have eliminated the proposed mandatory review of certain prospective ACOs.

So, at the end of the day, it’s business as usual — with a splash of dependency. : Big government helping big business gain more power at the expense of the taxpayers. :  Can we all agree that this overhaul of American health care was never meant to curb costs?

Also see...

Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa

Matt Vespa is a conservative blogger based in Virginia. Besides contributing to Right Wing News, Vespa writes for RedState, PJ Media, Independent Journal Review, and his personal blog Noodle Pundit. He's also the 2013 recipient of American for Prosperity Foundation's Andrew Breitbart Award For Excellence In Online Activism and Investigative Reporting


Related Articles

9

Barack Obama Speechifying Fail: Dan Riehl And John Hawkins Discuss The President’s Speech & The Republicans

Was the President’s address a win? In the short term, just like Bill Clinton, yes. Did Bill Clinton get health

3

The Number of PhD Grads on Welfare Triples Thanks to Obama

A skyrocketing number of PhD grads on welfare? Well, that is change. Things are so bad that even people with

85

Michael Moore: Is He Afraid Of Black People?

Have you ever noticed that liberals tend to just exempt themselves from the universal criticism that they aim at other