Wednesday, April 13, 2005
Our Newest Op Ed- By Michael M. Bates
- By Michael M. Bates
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) is in hot water with the Senate ethics committee. A physician, his outrageous impropriety is providing medical care to pregnant ladies and other patients and delivering babies.
It isn't as though Dr. Coburn is making obscene profits. In fact, he makes no profit. He charges only enough to run his office and pay for malpractice insurance.
That makes no difference. The ethics committee has ordered him to shut down his practice in Muskogee by the end of September.
For years, Senate rules have prohibited members from working in a number of professions. Thus, the argument is the doctor knew what he was letting himself in for when he ran for office. He shouldn't have expected an exemption...............
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