Asked by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Apr. 14, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by lovinangels at 5:26 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 2:36 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
I live in a small town and cannot find a breast specialist or a gynecologist that isn't full up. I had to drive to Ames to find a doctor. There used to be more of them in our area but the malpractice insurance drove many out of business or into new fields of medicine. I have to see my breast doctor every 3 months so it is an inconvenience to drive over an hour to see them but my insurance is wonderful and reimburses for my mileage and gas for each trip. If I were to get pregnant I would have to drive the same distance for check ups since family doctors will not see pregnant patients again due to the costs of malpractice insurance. I love my small town and we will stay here. I am frustrated there was no tort reform in the current health care bill. It might help with malpractice costs and help patients in the long run. The bill wasn't about us sadly.
Answer by momtolucas2002 at 3:04 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 6:17 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Dr.s have been leaving PA for about 10 years now due to the insurance coverage they must carry. It is simply too expensive, especially for smaller practices
Insurers have forced dr.s into larger practices where the dr,s hardly know ya.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:50 PM on Apr. 14, 2010
Answer by janet116 at 12:19 AM on Apr. 15, 2010