If you're a young physician you're probably not aware of the medical liability mess Pennsylvania was in during the early 2000s. Medical malpractice insurance rates were spiking because in part, lawyers could search for sympathetic venues for their cases. Physicians were leaving the state in droves to find more reasonable medical malpractice insurance rates. This proposed rule change would bring us back to those dark days.
If you're an employed physician your hospital or health system likely pays your medical premiums. But the proposed change would jack up rates, and that money must come from somewhere - your compensation, patient care innovations and other improvements. You could end up having to pay for a percentage of your liability premiums.