Well, well, well, it looks like the Walmartization of medicine is driving individual medical practices the way of the mom & pop shop. Meanwhile, now that doctors are basically corporate employees instead of individual proprietors, they are abandoning the GOP and joining the Democrats on issues like universal insurance, liability caps, patients' rights, etc.
Will the same conservatives who cheer on Walmart and the death of Main Street businesses as the inevitable victory of market forces now complain about the death of private medical practices, because market forces are hurting the GOP's political fortunes?
By Gardiner Harris
May 30, 2011 | New York Times