Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Coburn Says He's Quit Delivering Babies

From The Hill ~ A family physician who serves in the Senate says he has stopped delivering babies because of liability costs.

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) on Tuesday said, “I’m no longer delivering babies, and one of the reasons is that I can’t collect… to pay for the malpractice [premiums].”

He added, “The malpractice [insurance] is too expensive. It was about $1,600 a baby, just in terms of malpractice costs for me to deliver children.”

The Oklahoma senator made the remarks at a breakfast hosted by The Hill and sponsored by the American College of Cardiology.

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