In response to the predominance of managed health care, ever-increasing numbers of physicians are turning to unionization as a means of negotiating contracts with larger insurers. While physician unionization has a history of both political and legal controversy, recent federal legislation aims to make the practice legitimate. This Note discusses the trend toward physician unionization, the resulting anticompetitive effects, as well as possible alternatives for physicians seeking to bargain with the powerful health care insurance industry.
Thomas H. Segars,
Bad Medicine: The Anticompetitive Side-Effects of Physician Unionization,
Chi.-Kent L. Rev.
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