ObamaCare to Doctors: Accept our prices or face jail

“Darleen Click”
Protein Wisdom

…and don’t you DARE even have lunch with your peers to “talk shop”, ’cause we will charge you with conspiracy.

As I’ve long suspected, “health care reform” has emboldened the Justice Department to take a more active role in enforcing government price controls against physicians. Today the Antitrust Division, joined by Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden, forced a a group of Boise orthopedists to accept price controls for worker’s compensation and HMO contracts as part of a settlement accusing the doctors of “price fixing” […]

The proposed settlement prevents the Idaho Orthopaedic Society and the named orthopedists from agreeing with their competitors on fees and contract terms. The settlement also prohibits them from collectively denying medical care to patients, refusing to deal with any payer or threatening to terminate contracts with any payer.

This case is a watershed for two reasons…

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H/T Jesse

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