JUDICIARY: Group Health Upheld

The Supreme Court this week gave a body blow to the American Medical Association and a hefty lift to the idea of group prepaid medical care, a scheme A.M.A. had fought tooth & nail.

In a 6-to-0 decision* the Court upheld the April 1941 conviction of A.M.A. and its Washington affiliate of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The organizations were fined $2,500 and $1,500 respectively for influencing physicians and hospitals to boycott Group Health Association, Inc., to which 3,300 Government workers in the District of Columbia belong.

The Court's opinion, written by Justice Owen J. Roberts, held that 1) Group Health...

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