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Oct 25, 2008

Pennsylvania Is Driving Its Doctors Away

10/25/08 - WSJ.com by Dr. Frederic Jarrett   --> Source

Jarrett is a vascular and general surgeon, and Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.

[edited] High malpractice premiums were (and still are) driving doctors out of Pennsylvania. So Pennsylvania created M-Care insurance to pay extra-high malpractice awards, and made doctors pay only part of the cost. The money came from a $500 million fund from cigarette taxes. Previously, malpractice premiums were sometimes 55% of specialist income.
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