Sandeep Jauhar | “The Crushing Burden of Healthcare Microregulation” – Wall Street Journal
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“The Crushing Burden of Healthcare Microregulation” – Wall Street Journal

“The Crushing Burden of Healthcare Microregulation” – Wall Street Journal

To improve patient care, doctors need freedom from the intrusive rules set by insurers, medical societies and government agencies.

When my wife finally made the decision to close her medical practice, she said it was because of the endless paperwork that often left her in tears by the end of the day. Trying to get “prior authorization” from insurers for medications she prescribed, for example, consumed hours of practice time and sometimes resulted in weeks of treatment delays. ‘I don’t see how I can keep this up,’ she’d been saying for years…”