Doctors Boo The Anointed One

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    How could they?

    Analysis: Doctors' boos show Obama's tough road

    AMA insiders shouldn't have been surprised by Obama's upfront refusal to consider malpractice caps.

    The group couldn't get that idea passed by a Republican Congress and president a few years ago. Some states have such curbs, but anyone who can count votes knows the chances for national limits are slim to none with Democrats in charge of Congress.
     
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    thats kind of a dishonest title, dont ya think?
     
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    I get why he put "racist" in the title... because anyone who disagrees with obowma is a racist... but he did get booed...

    Analysis: Doctors' boos show Obama's tough road
     
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    I don't think so, Bush tried to get tort reform because so many of the lawsuits against physicians are ridiculous, yet the plaintiff wins costing millions of dollars in rewards to people who really don't have it coming. In turn doctors have to pay outrageous mal practice fees to insurance companies and then to recoup their money they pass it on to us in higher and higher fees.

    Obama is a Harvard lawyer, I am not at all surprised that he did this. He knows who butters his bread and it's his ambulance chasing buddies.
     
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    Or...could it be that the big O's health plan has some doctors REALLY pissed off? He could have been red or yellow, black or white and they would have been booing. There are going to be many doctors who cannot afford to practice medicine for the reasons they chose the profession. They may have started out wanting to save lives, but they also enjoy the six and seven figure incomes. Those will be going away if O gets his way. They aren't happy about that. I'd boo you too if I had a multimillion dollar practice that was about to be erased from existence.

    Don't be so naive. It isn't about race...it's about $$$$$$$$$$$
     
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    Couple Speak Out About Embryo MixupAOL
    posted: 13 HOURS 40 MINUTES AGOcomments: 50filed under: Health NewsPrintShareText SizeAAA(June 15) -- A British couple go public with their account of an in vitro fertilization gone wrong. Two years ago, the husband and wife learned that their embryo had been given accidentally to someone else.
    "In less than 10 seconds our wonderful world was shattered when the senior embryologist stood in front of us and said, 'I'm very sorry to tell you, but there's been an accident in the lab. Your embryo has been destroyed'," the woman, identified only as Debra, told the BBC.
    Debra and her husband, Paul, said they were given the news as Debra was about to undergo the procedure to have the embryo, which had been frozen after a previous IVF cycle, placed in her uterus in December 2007.
    When the couple returned to the hospital days later, they were told that the embryo had not actually been destroyed, but had been given to someone else accidentally.
    When the staff realized the mistake, that woman was given the morning after pill to terminate any possible pregnancy, the BBC reported.
    The couple got damages of nearly $41,000 from the clinic.

    IVF Embryo Mixup

    How much do you think this couple would have been awarded here in the US, and how much do you think they should have been awarded? This is just one reason doctor's need malpractice insurance, but should there be reasonalbe limits on damages?
     
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    Malpractice is their biggest fear not only because it can ruin careers but because preventing it takes so much time away from actually being a doctor.

     
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    I think that the amount they received was just and if it would have been here in the US, it probably would have been a lot more. But this story is relatively tame compared to some of the horror stories of medical malpractice. I agree that there should be reasonable limits but there are rare cases where I believe those limits shouldn't apply.
     
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