Well, I did a little research on the online edition of our newspaper. I remembered that one week ago today, a BUNCH of doctors got together and went up to the state capitol to address the issue of the malpractice rates dramatically increasing in our state. They increased for all doctors. They were really upset, though, because most of the politicians had taken the afternoon off to go see "Passion of the Christ". Anyway.....the newspaper gives these figures:
For a family practitioner who does NOT deliver babies: $4,300 for $3 million in coverage.
For an OB/GYN, the cost is : $22,450 for the same amount of coverage.
And yes, the majority of those OB's who want to give demerol are men...although we have one woman who seems to be about as sympathetic.
Maybe these doc's have never been patients......
Maybe I should remind them "what comes around goes around".