How are American doctors fighting this medical tourism trend?
“Indeed, the potential difficulty in suing foreign doctors appears to be the chief differentiator, and the primary argument in favor of good-old-American-surgery,” DrRich writes. “The surgeons, in essence, are saying, ‘Let us do your surgery, because we’re easier to sue if we screw up.’”
It appears that “we’re easier to sue” is the uniquely American defense to medicine outsourcing.
Remember, these are the same people who are bitching about their high malpractice rates claiming it’s too cost-prohibitive to practice medicine in the US. Meanwhile they’re raking in $500,000 a year and pediatricians working on the hamster wheel are pulling in $80K.
It blows my little bitty mind…good luck Obama.