Frustrated by the negative impact that hospital-physician mergers were having on the quality and cost of health care, two Florida-based certified public accountants started the Association of Independent Doctors in 2013.
Since then, the fast-growing national nonprofit, which has members coast to coast, has been representing the concerns and interests of independent physicians, who historically have not had a collective voice.
By organizing doctors in the fight to stay independent, AID communicates to patients, insurance providers, and government representatives why our health-care system needs physicians to remain independent.
At AID, we fight a fight that doctors have neither the time, means, nor clout to pursue.
Consolidation of providers results in a well-documented record of harm to consumers with price increases of 20% to 40% after consolidation.
-America’s Health Insurance Plans
As the number of independent doctors shrinks, unfavorable market dynamics grow. This results in patients having fewer choices, poorer outcomes and higher health-care costs. Your support helps us all reach the following goals.