http://apnews.myway.com//article/20030101/D7O9KJ700.html They are protesting increasing malpractice insurance costs. My opinion - I think they're breaking their Hippocratic oath to heal the sick. I understand that money makes the world go round, and I applaud them for standing up to insurance companies - but I don't agree with how they're going about it. Not treating patients who need them is just as bad as accidentally injuring someone. I do agree that award caps need to be put in place - the fact that any jerk can walk into a dr's office and sue because the doctor made a mean face to him is insane. Dr's are human and make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes cause death, as was the case with my grandmother. But I don't agree with insurance companies increasing rates on Dr's who've never had a malpractice suit against them, and even if they have, read the numbers: The average premium these Dr's are paying in that area is over $130,000 a year! That's insane! I think that Dr's should strike my cancelling their malpractice insurance and having patients sign waivers. But refusing to treat patients at all... I don't know if Dr's are going to win any sympathy for this... Your thoughts?