Skip to comments.Even More on Malpractice Insurance...BLAMING DOCTORS?
Posted on 10/12/2004 7:19:16 AM PDT by thepace
The Washington Times reports that doctors in Maryland are electing to work without malpractice insurance because they either do not want to pay the increased premiums or they cannot afford them.
The doctors say the rates are so high now that they also are considering whether to discontinue high-risk procedures or to close or move practices out of state. "I look at these options myself," said Dr. Brian Avin, a neurologist with admitting privileges at Montgomery General. "I don't go to the emergency room anymore. I've cut back on treating the indigent. We've cut back on Medicaid. That hurts. I went into medicine to do all of those things."[snip] Meanwhile, the Maryland State Medical Society said this week that as many as 40 percent of the state's physicians will close or relocate if premiums are not reduced.And the Washington Post blames Edwards:
"The John Edwards we know crushed [obstetrics, gynecology]
(Excerpt) Read more at spacetownusa.com ...
When I lived in the Houston area back in the 70s & 80s, a local doctor had a sign as you entered his office stating that he did NOT carry malpractice insurance. Stating that the premiums had been driven to extreme rates due to frivilous lawsuits and out of reason jury awards. He said that IF you chose him as your doctor, you did so knowing the situation and that you were coming to him for MEDIACAL advice and service and NOT as a potential source of money.
Well it all makes sense in the liberal communist world.
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