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Congress Drops the Ball on Medical Liability Reform
Senator Bill Frist, in this oped from the Seattle Times, discusses how medical malpractice litigation inhibits access to physicians in Washington State and across the country. At the moment, national medical malpractice reform is stalled in the U.S. Senate.
Washington state faces an ongoing medicalliability crisis and, unfortunately, a solution seems a long way away. In King County, the past two years have seen at least two facilities decide to stop delivering babies. Other doctors in the area have a difficult time making ends meet: One surgeon, Dr. Michael Schlitt, has seen his yearly liability premiums top $300,000.
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