The "American Health Care Act" is all over the news today. (As anyone in the industry knows, it's "healthcare." Using the term "health care" as two words is as out-of-touch as the hyphenated term "e-mail.)
While the politicians divide up (entirely speculative) future healthcare spending and the public debates the merits of their decisions, the actual healthcare providers are steadily changing the way they do business. Private practices are increasingly fighting back against insurance company policies that penalize them for practicing medicine instead of business. I am seeing more and more providers opting out of the system and developing new ways to deliver medicine directly to patients, without the layers of administration and pointless paperwork. There is a very good chance that today's debate will have absolutely no bearing on how healthcare is delivered five years from now.