An editorial to restore Wisconsin’s malpractice caps:

At stake is whether Wisconsin will remain a place where patients have good access to doctors, or whether Wisconsin will become a state that doctors flee to escape high malpractice insurance costs.

The risk is real. A 2004 survey in Illinois, by Northern Illinois University, found that 44 percent of respondents living in the southern part of that state had lost access to their doctor because the doctor left practice or moved out of state to escape high malpractice insurance costs.

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