unionization

Physician Unions Not the Answer to Managed Care

Journal/Website: 
NewsMax.con
Article Type: 
Commentary
Published Date: 
Saturday, September 2, 2000

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.

Physician Unionization

Journal/Website: 
The Wall Street Journal
Article Type: 
Letter to the Editor
Published Date: 
Friday, July 23, 1999

Although I agree with your editorial on unionization, I must ask why are physicians really forming unions? Why are editors of medical journals, such as the Annals of Internal Medicine (April 20, 1999), calling again for "universal coverage" and "health care as a right?" They are already anticipating the collapse of the "managed care free market system" under its own bureaucratic weight, and are hoping that the government will save us from the crisis with the single payer system.