Hello. Dr. Keith Smith with you. Surgery Center of Oklahoma. Thank you for joining me.
I have a comment about the Executive Order that came out of the White House last week that I’d like to share with you. This is the first instance since airline deregulation when Uncle Sam has kicked a crony to the curb. The CEO of Uncle Sam Inc. has kicked a crony to the curb because the medical industry, the corporate players, have overstayed their welcome – they’ve overplayed their hand – and I think this is very, very significant.
As evidence that this is the case, the stocks of the companies that soared upon passage of Obamacare, cratered upon the issuance of this Executive Order. Many of you have heard me say that there is no such thing as good government policy and government cannot get anything right. Of course, if government undoes and unwinds what it has done, that means there is less government policy tomorrow than there is today, and I think that’s a good thing. And I think that’s a good thing. And I think the spirit of this Executive Order is consistent with an unwinding of the relationship between the government and this crony industry.
I’ll have more to say about this Executive Order, but I am very intrigued, frankly shocked, and almost astonished to hear myself saying what I’m telling you now…but I’ll have more to say.
Thank you for joining me.