WPC's Center for Health Care develops patient-centered solutions to reduce costs and improve the availability and quality of health care for businesses and individuals, providing the only detailed, independent critique of health care issues available in the Northwest.
Roger Stark, MD, FACS, Health Care Policy Analyst, October, 2011
After completing four years of medical school and three to eight years of rigorous specialty training, your doctor will soon have to get a report card from the federal government. Oh, and his or her income will be determined by this report card, not by years of training or patient satisfaction. This new rating is mandated in the new federal health care law, the Affordable Care Act.