Medical practices are under increasing pressure to remain profitable for multiple reasons. While the easy--and popular--culprit is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare. However there are more factors involved, of which some may be more significant than the effect of the ACA.
Some Pressure-Creating Factors
Family practices face issues that force physicians to take a hard look at their business--as a business--not just a healing medical practice. The reality that these pressures come from other businesses and governments leave no other logical or effective solutions for family physicians. The source of this pressure is not likely to evaporate any time soon.