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June 12, 2017
By Hayley Sledge
Lawyer contingency fees are driving up the cost of health care.
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Health Care
Law
July 26, 2017
By Brandon Best
Florida is one of the highest-paying states for medical malpractice lawsuits.
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Health Care
Law
June 12, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Dr. Alieta Eck's charity health care center is a model for reaching low-income and uninsured patients without government funding.
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Health Care
Entitlements
Government Spending
Law
May 18, 2017
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States with less punitive medical boards scored highest.
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Health Care
May 31, 2016
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A new report by the Pacific Research Institute (PRI), a San Francisco-based think tank, ranks the states on their medical-malpractice and tort liability policies and indicates where each state has room to improve.
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May 19, 2011
By Zachary Janowski
The University of Connecticut Health Center malpractice account is underfunded with only enough money to cover one-third of the estimated claims against the state-owned hospital.Two years ago, this underfunding would have been illegal.
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February 18, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
The Illinois State Medical Society’s medical malpractice insurance affiliate vowed to continue to fight for caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
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September 1, 2009
By Gregory Conko and Philip Klein
President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats have proposed a major restructuring of the American health care system.
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September 15, 2009
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
By Maureen Martin, J.D.
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May 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
While the war in Iraq has distracted Congress from medical malpractice reform, it appears legislators remain focused on Medicare reform and the creation of a workable prescription drug benefit program for seniors.
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Health Care
April 1, 2002
By Drs. Michael Arnold Glueck and Robert J. Cihak
Today, American medicine is at the point of no return in its relationship with the predatory medical malpractice lawsuit industry, and with the dangerously high insurance premiums it spawns.
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Health Care
December 1, 2008
By John C. Goodman
Excerpt from The Handbook on State Health Care Reform, coauthored by John C. Goodman, Michael Bond, Devon M. Herrick, Gerald L. Musgrave, Pamela Villarreal, and Joe Barnett.
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March 11, 2013
By Ryan Ekvall
Wisconsin requires medical providers to buy supplementary malpractice insurance from the state, but an independent audit suggests the billion dollar insurance trust fund needs tighter financial controls.
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FIRE
July 24, 2012
By Jason Hart
New Hampshire’s House and Senate voted to overturn a veto from Democratic Gov. John Lynch of Senate Bill 406, a medical malpractice reform law.
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Health Care
Law
October 20, 2011
By Shirley Svorny
In this Policy Analysis, Svorny states that supporters of capping court awards for medical malpractice argue that caps will make health care more affordable. But, will it?
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Health Care
Law
June 2, 2005
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
(June 2, 2005 -- Chicago, IL) The Illinois House and Senate approved legislation over the Memorial Day weekend to reform medical malpractice policy in Illinois.
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Health Care
April 1, 2004
By Illinois State Medical Society
From 1997 through 2002, the average total jury verdict went up 61 percent. From 1997 through 2002, the average jury award for non-economic damages has gone up 132 percent.
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Health Care
April 1, 2004
By Conrad F. Meier
New Jersey Physicians attending a February hearing urged the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners to lobby state legislators to reduce the minimum level of malpractice insurance physicians are required to maintain.
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Health Care
October 1, 2003
By James Taylor
After months of squabbling, the Florida House and Senate have reached agreement on legislation capping medical malpractice damages. On August 13 the House passed the compromise bill by a vote of 87-26, and the Senate passed the measure by a vote of 32-4.
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Health Care
March 1, 2003
By Michael Prince
Virginia insurance regulators placed troubled medical malpractice insurer Reciprocal of America into receivership on January 29.
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Health Care
 

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