Readers urge action on issues

I agree with Dr. Doug Nuelle (March/April 2007 AAOS Now) that we are all helpless and defenseless in the marketplace controlled by government and large insurance companies.

A solution is to level the playing field (marketplace) by exempting physicians from the Taft-Hartley Act restrictions on collective bargaining. Rather than drop all insurance, I would prefer grouping together and negotiating fair payment for our valuable services. The legislature can make the appropriate changes to the Taft-Hartley Act if we demand it.

Richard R. Tavernetti, MD
San Francisco

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