The Bangor Daily News printed an article by Dr. Erik Steele on Oct. 24, 2013 entitled “The wildest time ever in American healthcare.”  We asked permission to share it.

Dr.Erik Steele

Dr. Erik Steele

Here’s the opening paragraph from the article.”The American health care industry has fallen down an “Alice in Wonderland” rabbit hole, and awakened in the strangest, wildest time in its history. Hospitals are spending millions of dollars trying to keep patients from being admitted to them, and health systems are becoming insurance companies. In turn, insurance companies are buying hospitals and physician groups so they can take care of patients and thereby, perhaps, finally control the costs of patient care. The way things are going, McDonald’s will soon be treating my high cholesterol while I wait for my fries.”

Read the whole article here.