Medicine: A.M.A. Convicted

Last week in Washington the American Medical Association, which has long been fighting group health schemes, got a stiff left jab to the solar plexus; the arm behind the punch was the Federal Government's. After legal proceedings lasting two and a half years, the Association, and its Washington branch, were convicted by a Federal District Court of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.*

In 1937, a group of 2,500 Federal employes borrowed $40,000 from the Home Owners' Loan Corp., set up a health insurance plan, hired a staff of doctors. Members of Group Health Association, Inc. paid a fee of less than $50...

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