The Obama administration wants to change the practice of medicine. Marcus Welby is out. Working in teams is inespecially in large practices owned by hospitals. Along the way, doctors are being subjected to pay-for-performance protocols and other forms of managed/integrated/coordinated care.
How is all that working? Not well at all.
|John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the Father of Health Savings Accounts.|
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to repeal and replace it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?