Friday, December 28, 2007

All of a Sudden, Wisconsin Could Attract Physicians

...from New York, no less.

...He’s Eric Dinallo, New York’s insurance commissioner, who isn’t very popular with the state’s doctors these days. Now, he’s less popular after threatening to impose a $50,000 fee on every doctor in the state as a solution to the state’s malpractice insurance crisis. Here’s the NY Sun story.

As you might imagine, physicians in the Empire State are none too happy. “We’re petrified of this thing,” said Robert Goldberg, the president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, told the Sun. “There’s no doubt that this is going to shutter practices.” Another doctor told the Sun: “This is a disaster. I feel like I’m watching Rome crumble.”

In comparison, Jim Doyle is just a minor pickpocket with his $100+ million theft from the Med Malpractice fund...

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