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Medical Monopoly Issues

Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wrote "I am myself persuaded that licensure has reduced both the quantity and quality of medical practice…. It has forced the public to pay more for less satisfactory medical service." Have you ever wondered how the medical monopoly formed in the United States?. . . (continue reading)

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Ever wonder how the medical monopoly formed in the United States? Find out by reading The Medical Monopoly: Protecting Consumers or Limiting Competition? pdf format or html version