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West Virginia Surgeons' Strike Hits Day 10

A strike by 24 West Virginia surgeons marks its tenth day. The doctors are protesting the rising cost of malpractice insurance. Doctors in other states have threatened similar action. Consumer groups blame insurance companies. NPR's Patricia Neighmond reports.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.
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