Big Medicine:: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System

Big Medicine:: The Cost of Corporate Control and How Doctors and Patients Working Together Can Rebuild a Better System

Elaina George, MD, and her patients live each day with the effects of Big Medicine. Big Medicine is a way to describe the highly bureaucratic, top-down management and regulatory systems imposed on doctors, hospitals, and the entire healthcare industry. Dr. George describes how the 2010 Affordable Care Act missed the mark - by a wide margin - in many ways because it never consulted practicing MDs to get their input. Had Congress taken time and worked with doctors, instead of forcing a nationalized health system upon them, the outcomes might have been different. With the keen insight of years of experience helping people, and having contended with healthcare decisions imposed on her by third party payers, Dr. George eventually remade her practice into a direct pay model. Readers will gain incredible insight from her well-informed comments.