Jun 1, 2022 • 54M

Ep. 10 - The (for-profit?) Future of American Healthcare

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This week on the FLATLINING Podcast, Ron and Matthew discuss private equity money becoming more and more involved in American healthcare. On one hand, it’s a way for struggling practices to “bailout” without selling their practice to a hospital, but on the other, it may turn healthcare’s focus away from patients and more towards money. Are their private equity benefits for doctors? What about benefits for patients?

Plus: More and more students in residency are unionizing and preparing to strike for higher pay. How does this affect patient care?

Ron and Matthew discuss this and more on this week’s FLATLINING Podcast.

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Articles mentioned in this week’s program:

KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor: Pregnancy Misinformation – May 2022 - Kaiser Family Foundation

Betting on ‘Golden Age’ of Colonoscopies, Private Equity Invests in Gastro Docs - Kaiser Health News

Profits Over Patients? Private Equity Firms Increasingly Going Into Health Care - NBC News

Why private equity is interested in healthcare? - Medical Economics

Burned Out by Covid and 80-Hour Workweeks, Resident Physicians Unionize - Kaiser Health News