Re "Medi-Cal demand set to soar" (California Focus, March 3): Did you know that there are many retired physicians in California who would like to help give care to the under-served?
Did you know that many of these physicians have tried to work for the annual free health care programs that come to the convention center or Cal Expo annually?
But in order to do that they need to be covered by malpractice insurance, even though their time is donated and they do not bill for their services. California is one of only seven states in the United States that has not provided some kind of malpractice coverage for volunteer physicians and other health care providers.
-- George Meyer, M.D., Fair Oaks
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