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Dec 29, 2006
Miss. Doctors to Receive 20% Premium Refunds

http://www.insurancejournal.com The Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi is refunding up to 20 percent of premiums to its physician customers. According to Michael D. Houpt, MACM president and CEO, the malpractice insurance refund has been made possible almost entirely as a result of the significant reduction in incurred losses. “This phenomenon began to manifest itself shortly […]

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Dec 29, 2006
"Who Will Deliver Your Baby?"

How high medical liability insurance rates will affect the delivery of women’s By Dr. Ronald Uva http://www.oswegocountybusiness.com As a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist I feel that I am uniquely qualified to write and speak on the subject concerning women’s healthcare as I have been delivering babies for more than 30 years (6,500-plus babies), have been born and […]

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Dec 28, 2006
Indiana fares well in 'liability crisis' survey

PHYSICIAN WATCH The American Medical Association says Indiana is relatively doctor-friendly when it comes to state laws governing medical liability and malpractice suits. The AMA says the Hoosier state is among eight nationwide in “stable” condition in what it describes as the country’s “medical liability crisis.” It claims excessive malpractice awards are driving doctors out […]

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Dec 28, 2006
Medical Protective Decreasing Medical Malpractice Rates in Nevada

Nevada Insurance Commissioner Alice A. Molasky-Arman has approved revised classification relativities filed by the Medical Protective Co. for physicians and surgeons. The revised factors contemplate an average 5.4 percent rate decrease and are a reflection of the improving experience in Nevada. The Medical Protective Co. is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway Insurance Group and […]

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Dec 28, 2006
The Ob-Gyn Shortage

Skyrocketing insurance premiums are forcing thousands of ob-gyns out of the baby business. And your doctor could be the next to go. By Jeannette Moninger http://www.parents.com Doctor Drought “I am not having my baby in this car,” thought Mattelyn Lee, a mother of two, as she tried to breathe through another contraction. Giving birth on […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Eye of the beholder

Star Tribune http://www.dfw.com Here’s what you need to know about the American Tort Reform Association’s recent “Judicial Hellholes” report complaining about egregious bias against corporate defendants in civil litigation. In one breath, the report defines “judicial hellholes” as places where judges “systematically” apply laws and court procedures in an “unfair and unbalanced manner.” But the […]

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Dec 27, 2006
Doctors seek to sue Blue Cross

By Lisa Girion, Times Staff Writer http://www.latimes.com California’s largest physician organization on Tuesday asked to join patients in a class-action lawsuit alleging that Blue Cross illegally dumps policyholders after authorizing expensive medical treatment and then refuses to pay the bills. The request by the California Medical Assn. came a week after the state’s hospitals filed […]

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Dec 26, 2006
Less-critical condition?

Illinois doctors’ insurance rates actually drop BY JIM RITTER Health Reporter http://www.suntimes.com Illinois doctors are getting some relief from medical-malpractice insurance premiums that can top $100,000. ISMIE Mutual, the state’s largest malpractice insurer, says premiums dropped an average of 5.2 percent this year and likely will hold steady or drop again next year. But the […]

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Dec 26, 2006
The Fallacy of Tort Reform

by joetalarico http://www.mydd.com Not a whole lot new has happened, which gives me the opportunity to do what I like best. Having been accurately depicted by George Will as a narcissist who believes that people actually care about my ramblings, I will ramble on, today about tort reform. Being an anesthesiologist for almost 20 years, […]

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