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Pluralistic System of Health Care

RESOLVED, That the North Carolina Medical Society supports a pluralistic health care delivery system, and the right of both patients and physicians to choose the system within which services are delivered so long as that system exploits neither patient nor physician. The North Carolina Medical Society opposes governmental intervention on behalf of any one method of practice over all others, or any unfair competitive advantage. However, the North Carolina Medical Society is not opposed to experimental, demonstration, or pilot model projects in new systems of health care (including medical care) delivery.

(Report B-1972, adopted 5/23/72)
(reaffirmed, Report D-1986, Item 3, adopted 5/3/86)
(reaffirmed, Report Y-1996, Item 23, adopted 11/17/96)
(revised, Report L2-2004, Item 31, adopted 11/14/2004)
(reaffirmed, Report I-2009, Item 2-70, adopted 11/01/2009) (reaffirmed, Reaffirmation Report-2014, Item 42, adopted 10/25/2014)