Physicians, Advocates Fight Over Hospitals’ Hiring of Docs
Advocates for improving access to care and the California Medical Association, which represents 35,000 physicians in California, are fighting over a proposed law that would end the state's prohibition on hospitals directly hiring doctors. Numerous advocacy groups have argued that allowing hospitals to hire physicians would help prevent shortages that could compromise care, particularly in rural areas. However, CMA has said that hospitals employing doctors represents a conflict of interest.
- "Doctors Fight Effort To Allow Hospitals To Hire Physicians" (Howard, Capitol Weekly, 9/10).
- "My View: All Californians Deserve Access to Doctors" (Bedard, Sacramento Bee, 9/10).