The healthcare sector is a cornerstone of the global economy, and its importance has been magnified throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. In the past few years, governments around the world have poured time, money and resources into the industry in an effort to ensure that it is able to provide the highest quality care available. However, like any other sector of the economy, there is always the potential for unforeseen and unintended consequences that can have significant negative impacts on both the health of consumers and the industry itself. Recent events have highlighted the need for close scrutiny of the healthcare sector and how the decisions made by stakeholders can have unexpected and far-reaching effects, both good and bad. One of the most significant unintended consequences of the healthcare sector has been the increased burden of increasing costs for consumers. Because of the massive investment of public and private resources into the sector, there has been a decrease in the availability of affordable care. This has resulted in more patients turning to over-the-counter medications and less frequent visits to the doctor, which has effectively shifted some of the responsibility of paying for healthcare onto the consumer. Additionally, many of these medications are priced well out of the range of an average consumer, creating an economic burden that may make them decide to forsake medical help altogether. In addition to the economic burden, there is also the potential for reduced quality of care. With the rapid increase in demand for healthcare services, providers have had to sacrifice the quality of their services in order to keep up with the demand. This has led to the emergence of less qualified medical professionals and an overall decrease in the quality of care offered. This could potentially cause serious health issues for those who are unable to access the care they need. The healthcare sector is a critical component of our economic and social infrastructure and it is a responsibility of all stakeholders to ensure that it remains healthy and accessible. As we have seen, decisions made in the healthcare sector can have unintended consequences that can negatively impact the consumers as well as the industry. This is why it is important to closely scrutinize the decisions that are made throughout the sector and ensure that any policy or regulation enacted closely aligns with the needs of the people that it seeks to serve.