Healthcare should be a sanctuary, not a hunting ground for profit. Yet, a predator stalks our hospitals, clinics, and nursing homes: private equity. These financial wolves see healthcare not as a service but as a gold mine ripe for exploitation. Their entry into the medical field poses a grave danger to patients, communities, and the very fabric of our healthcare system.

Private equity firms see considerable profits in healthcare, often at the expense of patients and families. Profit is a crucial driving focus of many businesses. Although private equity investment in health care could lead to improvement by injecting needed capital, a pressing concern is that many private equity firms often operate on the model of buying and quickly selling for a substantial profit within three years.