Sick, Tired and Not Taking It Anymore

Surgeons are striking in West Virginia. Here's how to cure what ails them

Surgeons in West Virginia have gone on strike to protest the exorbitant cost of malpractice insurance. Good for them. Don't talk to me about the ethics of doctors going on strike. So long as they agree to treat emergency cases, they have as much right to strike as anybody else. The premise of a free market is that people can withhold their labor if they find the conditions under which they work intolerable.

Many doctors do. Many, especially those in the inherently risky specialties, such as surgery or obstetrics, have been forced out of business by malpractice premiums or hounded out...

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