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And clearly you’re residing in a privileged area in the US. I live in Austin, TX, at present the 13th largest metropolitan area. I have what was once center of the highway insurance coverage (FEHB) however has develop into fairly prime-tier. We can easily wait months for an appointment with a specialist. It is not a matter of capacity to pay. It is simply availability.

The only distinction- the SOLELY difference- between now and the Obama mandate is that everybody will be able to get the identical health insurance, irrespective of who they work for. There is a minimum normal of care. That standard of care, in recognition of the wants and desires of the overwhelming majority of the US population, contains coverage for contraception. It does not embody protection for elective abortion; public health care (Medicaid) does not cowl that… but a lot non-public health insurance coverage does. In case you have personal health insurance coverage, you could be subsidizing abortions, even if your employer’s coverage plan does not embrace them.

The FTC is ramping up antitrust action in opposition to hospital mergers. 13 Hospitals want economies of scale for costly, specialized fashionable drugs and to comply with the avalanche of regulatory and insurance regulation. The FTC worries about native monopolies capable of increase prices, especially given the inelastic demand by insurers and authorities reimbursement. So right here we’ve the federal government forcing small measurement with a purpose to increase competitors with one hand, stopping entry to protect hospitals from competition with another, attempting to drive larger networks” via Inexpensive Care Organizations” to obtain the wanted economies of scale with the third, but laws preserving doctor independence with the fourth.

Why does Moore’s law not apply to medical devices? Why has the price of cell telephones, GPS, and computers come down so quick relative to the costs of medical expertise? Where is the home MRI? There is nothing deeply completely different about medical and other technology. The answer is that provide and demand – in the current highly regulated system – is just not producing the Moore’s legislation incentives.