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HIAA Speaks Out Against Doctor Unionization Bill

HR-1304, the bill that would grant an antitrust waiver to private practice physicians and let them organize for collective bargaining would raise consumers' health insurance premiums up to 13% a year, according to a report released today by the Health Insurance Association of America (HIAA). The report says the bill, introduced by Rep. Tom Campbell (R-CA), could raise the nation's health care bill by up to $95 billion a year.

Source: AHA News Now, March 3, 2000