In the months since I joined the private equity firm that later became known as Blackstone, I have made a point to visit the offices of several prominent medical providers, to talk with doctors about their patients and to offer advice to others in the field.
I’ve been struck by how many of the same questions I had about health care in the private market are being asked of me in the health care space today.
One of my most important conversations has been with a doctor at my former employer, a medical device maker, who has become my primary physician.
My initial question to him was about the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the 2010 law that required health insurers to cover some of the costs of treatments that are considered medically necessary, such as elective surgeries and surgeries for cancer patients.
I was concerned about how it would affect the future of my own career, and it took me a few months to ask the same question to another physician at my current employer, who had just opened his own practice.
Both of them, in turn, asked the same thing.
I think it’s safe to say that if you’re a physician today, you’re thinking about the ACA and you’re considering whether to become a provider.
We need to have an honest conversation about health insurance in America and how it’s going to impact the healthcare industry.
It’s important to understand how it might impact your own career.
When I started my practice, I did my best to be objective and honest with my patients.
In my mind, I was treating patients and they were treating me.
But when I was in the industry, I wasn’t thinking about my patients, and I was thinking about their careers.
My former employer was one of the last to implement the ACA, and we were still waiting for the rest of the country to do the same.
And it wasn’t until we opened our practice in 2018 that we learned how important it was to be transparent about what was covered in our insurance policies.
But the ACA didn’t affect me in any way.
It didn’t take away my freedom or my freedom to work as I chose.
The ACA did, however, affect my work as a provider, and that is why I decided to leave the industry.
When you are in the business of treating patients, you have to do everything you can to help them get better.
And I think that is something that is absolutely critical.
It was very easy for me to leave when I became an independent physician, and many others did the same when they became public entities.
But as a private entity, there is a difference between working for a public employer and working for the public and private sectors.
For instance, many people assume that private insurers are required to cover elective surgery, even though most of the elective procedures they cover are medically necessary.
When your job is to treat patients, it is your responsibility to take care of their medical needs.
That is the only reason I chose to leave my job.
I’m going to be very careful with my future plans, and when I decide to start my own business, I will do so in a manner that makes sense for me.
The health care industry, in general, is changing in a positive way, and the ACA has made some strides toward helping people find health care that meets their needs.
However, we still have a long way to go before we can all be 100% secure in our healthcare decisions.
The Affordable Care and the private insurance markets are not perfect.
The system is constantly evolving and will likely never be perfect, but I believe that we can take steps to ensure that health care providers, like me, can continue to make good choices about how we care for our patients.
And that is the right thing to do.
I know I will be judged by the millions of other health care professionals who have chosen to leave private practice and become independent providers.
They have all made the same choice: I have to be honest with them about the decisions I make, about the risks I take and about the health of my patients and my colleagues.
The healthcare industry has a lot to learn from the private health care system, but at the same time, it has a great opportunity to learn more about how to work together to make health care better for everyone.
It will be a long road, but we can make it better for our health.
In fact, we can get a lot better at it.