Saturday, June 19, 2004

More on Non-Profit Hospitals (Maybe not so good) and Something on Cutting off Medical Care to Lawyers. The NY Times has an article about non-profits being sued for overcharging poor people who are uninsured. (I have been following this story for a couple of years in the NYT and WSJ.) On a related note, see this article about a proposal that was made to the AMA at its recent convention about cutting off medical care to lawyers who sue doctors, also in the NYT. How about refusing medical care to drug dealers and other criminals? Maybe people who jay-walk. I'm about to be a little embarrassed for South Carolina, because it is a doctor from that great state who proposed this idea. (Actually, he said he was trying to draw attention to the malpractice problem. Well, fair enough then.)

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