In our society, things don't just happen. It is informed, motivated and active people who persevere until they make things happen. A little history, however short, seems in order.
Many thanks for publishing some of my strong views regarding labor bosses and their influence on our government. In case you overlooked this brief note in The Wall Street Journal, it merely affirms my observation labor bosses never give up --- and neither should we!
Edward R. Annis, MD
Miami Shores, FL
In recent years, there has been an unparalleled assault upon American medicine impelled by the desire to transfer control, power and money from physicians to government and, more recently, to managed care entities.
One of the attacks against this basic medical ingredient has been delivered by HMOs. Now, as a response to increasing intrusions by these corporations into the patient-doctor relationship, it is being suggested doctors join unions.
As we reach Labor Day 2000, physicians and the public should wonder what has happened in the many months that have transpired since the AMA decided to form physician unions and thus aligned itself with the conglomeration of special interests of the left side of the political spectrum.