Across the country health care providers are striking or closing down to protest the rising cost of malpractice insurance and in northeast Florida.
Wednesday around 300 doctors and health care workers in Saint Johns County, Florida walked off the job to make their complaints heard. The doctors called for a $250,000 cap on malpractice awards, saying out-of-control jury awards are behind the hikes.
President Bush and a Florida task force appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush have also called for such a limit. A group that opposes the doctor's plans has said the rate hikes are caused primarily by the insurance companies looking to recoup stock market losses.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.