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G. Keith Smith, M.D. – Breaking Ranks

I predict that as this syndicate comes apart, the members, once pals, will begin to devour each other not unlike what happens in most gangster movies.  If the market discipline that rules most other industries is allowed even a window of opportunity in the arena of healthcare, I predict that the resulting competition will bring prices down drastically and quality will soar.  As more and more of these cronies break ranks, high quality and affordable health care will soon become a reality, a manifestation of the power of the market not the product of central planners and their failed legislation.

via G. Keith Smith, M.D. – Breaking Ranks – Breaking Ranks.


A primary care physician by training, my passion is researching and writing about the importance restoring patient centered care, supporting independent private physicians, promoting free-market solutions and seeking sustainable fiscal policy in healthcare.

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