Originally Posted by BigRedChief
Hospitals buying doctor groups has been going on since the 90's.
I suspect it's been going on longer than that, but the pace is accelerating because of the problems created by the spiraling costs of healthcare. Obamacare was focused on expanding coverage rather than the real problem. In fact, it seems to have exacerbated the real problem.
Obamacare’s fix for an American health care system that the federal government long ago broke, is to give the federal government far more power over American health care; that its solution to escalating health costs is to mandate greater health benefits (and, hence, higher costs); and that its solution to the pricey overreliance on pre-paid health plans — offered by insurance companies in lieu of real insurance — is to have the government require Americans to buy those pre-paid health plans under penalty of law.