Politicians have successfully managed to keep doctors from gaining too much power. They are limited on how much they can lobby, they cannot form unions for purposes other than ensuring they are compensated fairly. The unions that have been formed are not permitted to have collective bargaining and independent business/practices are not allowed to band together to set prices. With the federal government leading the way in failing to pay for services it is no wonder that the cost of medical care is rising.
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can you show me something specific to back up this claim?
The Budget Control Act of 2011 does this. Currently the cuts have been suspended, but as of January 01, those Medicare cuts go into effect. They can range anywhere from 27.4% up 32%, according to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.