The chiropractic profession has proven itself consistently to be not only cost effective but extremely safe. Other healing professions that you may have heard of years ago disappeared with hardly a whimper. What you may not know is that the American Medical Association was and still is attempting to remove all competition and maintain their health care monopoly, even when other groups are more effective and safer too. Recently, the Texas medical Association has been attempting to take the ability to diagnose away from chiropractors. Shocking as this sounds, they are using their legislative and financial influence to do this. If you think the chiropractic profession is not fighting this, you are underestimating their abilities however, a monopolized healthcare system is expensive and unsafe. People should choose, not groups like the AMA who have no interest in your wellbeing. Check out this well written article by Mercola.com. You will be shocked but it is all true and accurate.
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Chiropractors and Naturopaths – Are They Dangerous?
By Dr. Mercola
The medical profession has a long history of opposing alternative healing professions.
While always claiming public safety as its reason for the attacks, the true reasons often involve protecting their monopoly of the healthcare market.
Medicine’s opposition to chiropractic was its strongest under the leadership of Morris Fishbein, Secretary of the American Medical Association from 1924 to 1949, who led a 50-year anti-chiropractic campaign in both professional publications and the public media.
Historical Antitrust Lawsuits Against Medical Societies
In 1975 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Goldfarb vs. the Virginia State Bar, that learned professions are not exempt from antitrust suits.
In 1982 the Court ruled that the FTC could enforce antitrust laws against medical societies.
These two suits paved the way for five chiropractors to file an anti-trust suit against the American Medical Association (AMA) and several other heath care agencies and societies in Federal District Court (known as the Wilkes Case).
Judge Susan Getzendanner found the AMA and others guilty of an illegal conspiracy against the chiropractic profession in September of 1987, ordering a permanent injunction against the AMA and forcing them to print the court’s findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Even with success of the Wilkes Case and other anti-trust litigation, the AMA continues to this day to wage a campaign against chiropractic.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has maintained a decades-long battle against “alternative” healing traditions read entire article here