As I know you are aware, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dramatically affected the delivery of healthcare services in our country. Love it or hate it, no area of healthcare delivery services remains unchanged because of the ACA. The most basic premise of the ACA is that competition among healthcare providers in the marketplace is supposed to bring better quality healthcare while controlling and perhaps even lowering costs.
Unfortunately, it isn’t necessarily always working as intended. Unfortunately, some costs are higher. Some healthcare providers in certain select upper-income markets are trying to circumvent the competitive requirement through inappropriate manipulation of local zoning and land-use regulations thereby creating an artificial but de facto monopoly.
Because of practices like these, other healthcare professionals have joined me in creating Healthcare Accessibility Advocates. We want to create the most level playing field possible while creating a forum for the discussion of these issues. We passionately believe that unshackling competition and creating a truly free marketplace will ultimately create a fundamentally better environment to deliver quality healthcare while driving down or holding the line on costs.