Peeling Back the Layers

For decades the hospital industry has had free reign on pricing, marking up the cost of care to obscene levels.  All of us have seen bills where an aspirin costs $25 or an oral cleansing device (also known as a toothbrush) costs $45.  The industry has done little to hide these crazy prices. They are […]

Who Stacked the Deck?

Over the past few decades there has been much consolidation in the healthcare field.  Many physician practices are consolidating to form larger practices. Why? Other physicians are being purchased by hospitals.  Independent practices are being purchased in order to stay financially viable.   Hospitals are purchasing physician practices at an alarming rate.  Why are these practices […]

Rx Price Controls

President Trump is taking aim at the Rx industry. For decades, this industry has been billing US consumers higher prices for medications than other countries, making the US subsidize the world’s pharmaceutical costs.  The objectives of the current program actions are as follows:  Hold foreign countries accountable for undervaluing the actual costs of drugs Increase […]