A report at the link below says that, despite current predictions, we won’t know for years whether Obamacare will ultimately leave people sicker or healthier, richer or poorer.
The law, coming on top of previous legislation, is speeding the demise of an American small-business institution; the one-doctor medical practice.
The report says that beginning in the late 1990s government cost controls steadily eroded revenues while simultaneously boosting costs, by stacking on requirements for paperwork and accounting.
Some doctors adapted by figuring out ways to see more patients. Others just accepted falling incomes.
For many doctors, this additional burden is the final straw. Older physicians are retiring in high numbers. Younger ones are closing practices and taking jobs with integrated health systems.
The small personal-touch clinic could soon be a thing of the past.