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Schwarzenegger’s proposal on prison healthcare draws criticism
Los Angeles Times

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s proposal for the University of California and its medical schools to manage healthcare for the state’s prison inmates, including via the Internet, received significant criticism Thursday at a hearing before the university’s regents.

Leaders of the union that represents current prison doctors were the most vocal opponents, warning that UC medical staff would face frequently violent patients, higher-than-expected costs and malpractice lawsuits challenging long-distance online diagnoses.

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