A few months ago, we raised eyebrows (and hackles) with our assertion that physicians are, as a group, stupid. Thanks to Blogfather Hugh Hewitt, I found this post, by a "semi-young, semi-burned out Emergency Physician," that lays the blame squarely on EMTALA:
"I believe that after EMTALA was crammed down our throats in 1986 we all saw the writing on the wall and have simply been trying to muddle through to the inevitable."
While the post runs a bit long, it's worth every minute.
UPDATE: Mike has a very different take on the good doctor's diatribe. Upon further reflection, I think his is much more defensible.