May 30, 2013 9:00AM

How to Tell If the Government Has Taken over Health Care

From the Washington Post:

Hedge fund executives and other investors are increasingly interested in the timing and nature of health‐​policy decisions in Washington because they directly affect the profits and stock prices of pharmaceutical, insurance, hospital and managed‐​care companies…


[Former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services] director Thomas Scully, who served during the Bush administration…said he thought that it was useful for CMS officials to have more communication with Wall Street investors as a way for regulators to learn and “explain what an $800‐​billion‐​a‐​year agency” does with its money.

So long as someone is still making a buck, it’s not socialized medicine…right?