In this series, the ASA Monitor investigates the unique circumstances surrounding the financial valuation of anesthesiologists by the health care industry. Learn how anesthesiologists are paid, what needs to change, and how the ASA Economic Strategic Plan Initiative aims to achieve a more stable and equitable future.
With a new administration and a Democratic majority in both the House and the Senate, the issue of health care reform is front and center. Discussions surrounding a Medicare for All or alternative public option continue, as do the potential implications for health care providers.
The goal for these proposals is to increase access to health care for the uninsured. Medicare for All, a single-payer, government-funded program would expand Medicare to all Americans. The alternative public option would provide a choice between a government-funded insurance program and private insurance plan in a state or federal exchange.
While the future direction of these...