Health Care: Out of Medicine

As premiums soar for malpractice insurance, doctors get harder to find

It took Elizabeth Gromny six years and countless infertility treatments to conceive her first child. But her timing could not have been worse. The day she called to make her first appointment with her obstetrician, the doctor had just capped the number of deliveries she would perform. Why? The doctor's insurance bill would shoot up if she exceeded a certain number of births. Gromny was turned away not only from her doctor but also from others all over Las Vegas who face similar limits.

More pregnant women and other Americans in need of medical care are getting the same cold shoulder...

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