Monday, June 20, 2022

Antitrust 101: How to Build Medical Monopolies by Discrediting U.S. Physicians

Recently, there have been a rash of initiatives by unaccountable non-profit physician credentialing organizations (Federation of State Medical Boards, the American Boards of  Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Pediatrics), and the American Medical Association to come to the public's rescue by de-credentialing U.S. physicians they accuse of spreading misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physicians have seen this medical monopoly-building playbook before.

The video below reviews the antitrust, monopoly-making activities of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM). The discrediting of certain U.S. physicians as "cheaters" and disseminators of "misinformation" serve as a smokescreen to their monopoly-building activities. As physicians worked tirelessly to care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ABIM used U.S. physicians' testing fees to redistribute physician testing fees for their "social justice" initiatives, most significant of which was lobbing Congress so their separate Maintenance of Certification (MOC) continuous testing produt would be a never-ending source of revenue and data metrics used by the Medical Industrial Complex. Sadly, this mandate on younger, more vulnerable ABMS-board certified US physicians has harmed hundreds of physicians and tens of thousands of patients as physicians burn out and leave the profession.

For all patients who wonder why health care prices are so high and access to a board-certified physician has become so difficult, look no further than the organizations above.