| June 5, 2007
An Pennsylvania ER physician drives 2 hours each way to work in Ohio for cheaper malpractice insurance.
< Previous post Do clothes make the doctor?
Next post > Avandia: The RECORD study
Comments are moderated before they are published. Please read the comment policy.
I’m shocked this guy didn’t mention that Penn’s two largest insurers went under due to financial mismanagement, basically looting the company.
It’s got to be all lawsuits!
Many people drive long hours for cheaper [X]. Out here in the southern zone of the PRCa it is commuters that drive for 2-3 hours each way to get from their homes [the cheaper X] in the Antelope Valley and Inland Empire to their jobs in Los Angeles.
Being a doctor isn’t just “another job”, no matter how many times you say it is.
Get over yourself Mike. You have just another job. You are yet another cog in the machine. Just curious… do you have anything of import to contribute outside of how self-important you are and the rest of think that you should be?
“Many people drive long hours for cheaper [X].”
Well, the difference is that when doctors are the ones leaving an area because they’d rather work somewhere else, then the area is left without proper healthcare.
So every time a doctor moves and isn’t immediately replaced the area he left lacks proper healthcare?
That argument doesn’t square with “healthcare is not a right”. You can’t trade on the absolute necessity of physicians to an area to get what you want in one area, and then not expect that same argument not to be applied in another.
You could make the same argument for the working class when it comes to housing. For example, the cost of housing in the southern zone of the PRCa is driving out teachers, fire fighters and police officers as they can’t afford to live locally. Even with our real estate slump, the houses in the local “hood” go for high six to mid seven figures.
The best of KevinMD.com.
Only on Facebook.
"A comprehensive and extremely useful roadmap for doctors."
-Eric Topol, MD, author of The Creative Destruction of Medicine
site by Out:think Group
Welcome to KevinMD.com, social media's leading physician voice.
Get free updates delivered to your inbox.