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Monday, March 08, 2004

More Bad Ideas 

Many doctors are worried about malpractice suits, and even more people are worried that the politicians telling them those suits are responsible for their high medical costs might not be lying. The truth of the matter is that (according to numbers I've heard bounced around) while malpractice insurance costs about $1.1 billion per year, actual tort costs are around $85 million. Ooops...silly insurance companies!

However, many doctors still fear this problem: The Times reports on a really stupid way of trying to avoid it. This strikes me as something for doctors who are, uhm, prone to suits. Meaning probably of dubious quality.

Don't get me wrong....I know there are people out there who try to abuse the system. But this sort of B.S. is just ridiculous....what if someone's on the list and needs care? Hippocratic oath, anyone?

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