An article from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune on competition between physicians and nurse practitioners includes this endearing quote, which encapsulates how some providers see the U.S. health care sector:
The American Medical Association is against giving full autonomy to nurse practitioners, stating as its official policy position that a physician should be supervising nurse practitioners at all times and in all settings…
“There is an element within the physician community that gets a little antsy. … They think it’s going to take away revenue and business from them,” said Dr. Jan Towers, director of health policy for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. “Really, there’s more than enough for everybody.”
Cue “We’re in the Money”….
For more, be sure to check out Medicare Meets Mephistopheles, to be released by the Cato Institute in September.