How does giving the Doctors a shield
against big awards lower costs?
The Ins premiums are so high because
of all the mistakes they make.
If we do give them a shield, it is
not going to have an effect on
what tests they order.
I know the logic, and human nature.
If the doctors policed their own
better, there would be fewer law
suits, and fewer huge awards.
A JURY heard the cases
and they decided a fair
Doctors get huge paychecks.
The solution to large medical
malpratice awards doesnot
lie in artificial shields for doctors.
NO other profession gets special
protection from their mistakes.
Doctors should not be exempt from
the rule of law either.
Let jurys keep them responsible
for their actions.
Let them decide the settlement.
NO SHIELD FOR DOCTORS.
checkers has left a new comment on your post "Medical malpratice reform, NO":
I am somewhat offended by your assertion that us doctors are making loads of money. In family practice my income is pretty much set by the insurance contracts I am forced to sign that set my reimbursement at a percentage of Medicare. I do not even make 6 figures for my 60 hour work week. I make 30% less now than I did 10 years ago, factor in inflation and how much of an income drop is that? I am not in control of my pay nor am I in control of my patient's care. Government and insurance is. I am not even a "Doctor" anymore. I am legally referred to now in government planning as a "health care provider". I generally agree with most of what you say. But in regards to primary care in this country you are barking up the wrong tree.
Please Email me I want to make sure your not
Ins, Co. Lobbyist.
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