We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
"Today, international action on climate change is urgent and essential. Indeed, there can no longer be any debate about the need to act, because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of which I am chairman, has established climate change as an unequivocal reality beyond scientific doubt."
Sorry. There is nothing in science which is "beyond doubt."
Actually, the problem with medical liability costs are that we can't pass those expenses onto patients, given that the vast majority of care is under contractual fee schedules -- we have to eat the costs. At some point with dropping reimbursements it costs more to see the patient than we get in return, and the only rational response is to refuse to see patients with low reimbursement coverage (aka medicare, Medicaid, Obamacare). End result? Access problems and rationing. Not rocket science.
Ah, comrade Doctor, you are assuming you will remain free to choose what patients you will see! Remember that in primitive societies, the village sometimes lamed the medicine man by cutting his hamstrings, so he would not be able to run away.
Forcing doctors into slave labor may not get us very good medical care, granted, but what's important is control of the process.