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?

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

1

Obama ‘Education’ Secretary: If Parents Opt Out of Common Core, Feds Will Force Them Back In

FacebookTwitterEmail So, if you parents think that you have some measure of control over your children’s education, Obama’s Secretary of

0

MSNBC’s Schultz Loses Debate on Religious Freedom So Bad He Cuts Guest’s Mic Off

FacebookTwitterEmail Ed Schultz, one of MSNBC’s biggest blowhards, was trounced so badly on his own show by a conservative on

29

President Obama Again Challenged By A Citizen: Ingrid Martin Plays Joe the Plumber

FacebookTwitterEmail Matt Lewis gets the exclusive story. Setting: Townhall, Somewhereville, America. Mood: Stacked crowd…except for this lady. Here’s what happened:

Share This

Share this post with your friends!