SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hello all, I'm an undergrad deciding on my future and I think it is only responsible to think about the financial outlooks for all possible careers. Although money isn't everything, and what attracts me to PT is not the financial gain, but the patient doc relationship I still have concerns about bringing home the bacon. (I know its all about how you choose to live, so please no "spend less than you make" comments) I am specifically wondering how healthcare reform will have an effect on earning potentials for private PT clinic owners, will they be phased out in favor of hospitals vice versa?..what other outcomes may come from healthcare reforms. No doubt all areas of medicine will be affected, but after much research I don't have a clear outlook of what the future of PT will include. I've read that private clinics will be given set amounts of money per patient instead of pay by number of visits...I suspect this is in terms of making deals with insurance companies who provide exclusivity. idk. If anybody with extensive knowledge on this subject could reccomend any readings or provide some clarity on this subject, I would greatly appreciate it. I'm not sure which sources are reputable and which I can dismiss. Thanks for any advice on the matter.