these specialty hospitals cherry pick patients and procedures that are the most lucrative .....
...wait for your health insurance premiums and your taxes to go up.
There has not been or should there be an attempt to forbid someone from spending (wasting) their own money on specialty medical procedures. It will always be that way and so be it.
The good news is that the country is now headed towards a more sensible health care model with the tandem approvals of Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold ObamaCare and the 2012 Election’s ballot approval of ObamaCare that will allow more people to purchase healthcare at a reasonable cost. I believe that the U.S. will see, as it already appears to be having, a slowing down in the rise of the medical costs and services as more and more people have access to health care. Texas is now alone, among the ten largest states, in its resistance to the health care changes being undertaken across the country. It is just a matter of time (months) before Texas will join the rest of the country. So I am optimistic about the future.
This discussion leads me to ask a lead in question pertaining to Fort Worth’s TCOM which deserves its own thread which I hope to introduce soon.