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October 08, 2004

Md.: Doctors self-insure

Think medical malpractice liability isn't a problem? Doctors in Maryland are starting to go without insurance, reports the Washington Times:

Doctors at Montgomery General Hospital are asking administrators to let them work without malpractice insurance because they cannot afford a statewide 33 percent increase in premiums.

The doctors say the rates are so high now that they also are considering whether to discontinue high-risk procedures or to close or move practices out of state.

(via Martin Grace)

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