WPR News
9:07 am
Fri August 18, 2006

Health Care Commission Worries About Doctors

Laramie, Wy – The Wyoming health care commission has been researching health care in the state in an effort to eventually determine where doctors are needed and how health care delivery can be improved. One thing members of the commission have learned is that a large number of doctors are over 50 and will soon be considering retirement. Commission Chairman Dixie Roberts says that means the state will soon need to focus on recruiting. But during a survey of doctors Roberts says they found that the high cost of medical malpractice insurance remains an issue that many doctors say would make them consider leaving the state.
Wyoming Department of Health Director Brent Sherard says the medical malpractice insurance issue will eventually need to be addressed or the state may have problems keeping and attracting doctors.