Great holiday gift idea from Florida Trend!
Florida Trend
Get FREE Business News Updates


November 30, 2015


| 11/1/2004
Med Schools

I am a part-time medical social worker and have been an active consumer of managed care for the last 12 years, having been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes in 1992. I found it interesting, but rather ridiculous, that a doctor could cause me to have a stroke by any other method than by presenting me with the bill ["Med School Mania," September,].

More residency programs will attract more physicians to settle near their practicum. Let's start with the residencies and then slowly add a school or three in a 15-year period.

Patrick R. Mullen
St. Petersburg

Amendment 3

Kudos to Florida Trend for bringing Amendment 3 to voters' attention ["Doctors vs. Doctors," September,].

The real issue of Amendment 3 is whether we are ready to abolish freedom of contract -- the very foundation of a free-enterprise system.

If the government is empowered by a constitutional amendment to control the terms of one type of contract -- attorney-client -- what would stop it from writing the terms of other business arrangements?

Voters should be aware that the amendment would have no teeth in it until legislators criminalize violation. And the penalties would have to apply to both the attorney and the hapless client. Amendment 3 is bad for business.

Russell Troutman
Winter Park

Sebastian River High School will randomly drug-test around 100 student-athletes. An October story suggested fewer.

Tags: Around Florida

Digital Access

Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single digital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.


Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume
Why the best hire might not have the perfect resume

Given the choice between a job candidate with a perfect resume and one who has fought through difficulty, human resources executive Regina Hartley always gives the "Scrapper" a chance.

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

Do you think playing daily fantasy sports (and betting) is gambling, or not?

  • Yes, it's gambling
  • No, it's a game of skill

See Results

Ballot Box