We have heard it from members of the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, the media and from the hospital industry and doctor lobby: the rise in medical malpractice claims is driving the cost of health care up and up. The reality, though, is something else entirely, as a new study demonstrates.
She went in to a hospital for a routine hysterectomy. A nursing professor, she knows a bit about the medical profession. So she expected to be home from the surgery the following day.
He served more than 17 years in the U.S. Army, but says that after he left the service he was denied access to the health care he needed. Now the decorated veteran says he is dying of cancer.