Doctor Refuses To Treat Patient That Doesn't Support Tort Reform
This article has made the rounds, but I wanted to comment on it:
"RICHLAND, Wash. - A doctor in Washington state has dropped a patient because she refused to sign an initiative to limit malpractice awards."
I believe that people should have the right to decide who they do business with on just about any grounds. But I wonder where doctors like this will draw the line? Will they refuse to treat Democrats? Or Libertarians? Or Ralph Nader?
Personally, I wouldn't want to be treated by a physician who is that terrified of being sued for malpractice. Kind of sends the wrong message about his competence, doesn't it?