Malpractice insurance prevents physicians from volunteering

Another way patients lose with high malpractice premiums:

A retired medical doctor in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho,who wants to donate his time to the Dirne Health Care Center in northern Idaho says he is unable to do so because medical malpractice insurance would cost him at least $10,000.

Norman Leffler, 77, said he wants to work at the center, which has a waiting list of as many as 500 patients.

(via This Makes Me Sick)

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