Health care rationing through inconvenience

Charles Wm Cahill, Pepi Granat, James W. Wiggs, David J. Ottensmeyer, Annette M. Delaney, David H. Klein, Carl J. Schramm, Gerald W. Grumet

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To the Editor: Dr. Grumet's Sounding Board article on health care rationing (Aug. 31 issue)* put into concise language how Massachusetts physicians feel about Blue Shield of Massachusetts. The section on “Emerging Trends and Dangers” might also have included the danger of physicians’ not being part of the problem; take the case of the so-called “Springfield 24.” In Springfield, Massachusetts, the situation became so intolerable that more than 100 physicians in the area independently submitted letters of resignation to Blue Shield, adhering to the requirement that 12 months’ notice be given. The Massachusetts attorney general filed an antitrust suit against.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1816-1818
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 21 1990
Externally publishedYes

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