April 1999 AAOS Report

Information on physician unions available

The Office of the General Counsel has compiled and made available background information on physician labor unions. The packet of materials contains information about the Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 1999 introduced by Rep. Tom Campbell (R-Calif.) that would allow doctors to negotiate jointly with managed care organizations while enjoying the same antitrust exemption that labor unions currently have; American Medical Association and Department of Justice activities in this area; and numerous news items on recent developments.

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