Every day hospitals and private equity groups are buying up medical practices turning independent doctors into employees. That trend is not healthy for patients or for doctors and it hurts our health-care system.
When doctors give up their independence to work for health systems, studies show that health-care costs go up, quality goes down, access to care is limited, jobs are lost, communities suffer financial harm, and doctors feel less satisfied. Everybody pays.... The Association of Independent Doctors is changing that.
Consolidation of providers results in a well-documented record of harm to consumers with price increases of 20% to 40% after consolidation. – America’s Health Insurance Plans
Who we are
A national nonprofit trade association with members in two-thirds of the United States, AID works on behalf of doctors to raise awareness about the negative impact that the growing trend of hospitals buying doctors' practices has on our nation’s health-care system.