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Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, sponsor of the bill, said he knows plenty of retired physicians who’d love to donate their time and expertise.
“But right now they would have to have medical liability malpractice insurance, so it’s just not feasible for, especially a retired physician, to pay thousands of dollars [to provide free care],” he said.
Sater, a pharmacist by trade, said he will soon assess whether a veto override is possible.
“Evidently the governor still favors litigation rather than trying to help people with their medical care,” he said. “And I find that very interesting since he has gone around the state promoting Medicaid expansion, but yet he feels just the opposite on a bill like mine which would increase care to thousands of people throughout the state.”
Perhaps Nixon should visit an event in East St. Louis, Ill., RAM plans to hold later this year.
“If the governor wanted to talk to us about it, I’d be very happy to go and see him because the need is so tremendous,” Brock said.
This article originally appeared at Watchdog.org.