Monday, October 12, 2009
Taking it below the dentate line
In order to help balance the budget, the lawmakers of the State of Pennsylvania have decided to raid the fund MCARE. This is a fund (100 million dollars) that Pennsylvania physicians were forced to pay in addition to their malpractice payments to cover catastrophic losses. In fact the MCARE (Medical Care Availibility and reduction of Error Fund) was just the renamed Medical Professional Liability Catastrophic Fund. Anyway, the State Legislature just decided to take it and use it for other things. I wonder why they dont make the lawyers pay into a fund and then steal it in the middle of the night?