Look what everyone has to look forward to.

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  1. Jim Picotte

    Jim Picotte Senior Member

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    This is why OB/GYN Kenobis in rural areas are having to quit their rural practices and move to the city. The insurance premiums get to be similar to their income!
     
  4. Explosivo

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    This is definitely disturbing.

    With outrageous insurance premiums that are forcing doctors out of practice in certain areas you have the makings of a serious medical crisis in the future if not already.

    I guess I just have to hope that in 8 years by the time I start practicing that tort reform laws are finally passed at a federal level. I'm not sure how much lobbying power the AMA has but I sure hope they start putting a full court press on congress to pass something soon. However, I believe the trial lawyers have a far stronger lobby so it looks like it will be an uphill battle.
     
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    It, certainly is discouraging.
     
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    tryingagain Soon to have no life

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    Great answer to the "What is the biggest problem facing Healthcare today?" question at your local interview.
     
  7. srabulldog

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    malpractice insurance worries: move to Cali where they have had successful tort reform and things are getting under control! Or, do the military where there are no malpractice fees! BTW, my dad's a doc and he isn't worried about the malpractice situation b/c he says it's been cylcing like this for decades. but then again, he's essentially retired so I doubt he's extremely concerned...
     

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