Sharing this for readers interested in the rising price of health care, as we all should be, although, yes, just another thing to worry about.
Well, best not to worry, because all it does is lower your immune system, which makes you sick.
FTC has filed a lawsuit, "challenges USAP and Welsh Carson’s multi-year anticompetitive scheme to consolidate anesthesia practices in Texas, drive up the price of anesthesia services provided to Texas patients, and increase their own profits." https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/ftc_gov/pdf/2010031usapcomplaintpublic.pdf
For more information, check out this article on Substack.