June 12, 2017
Lawyer contingency fees are driving up the cost of health care.
July 26, 2017
Florida is one of the highest-paying states for medical malpractice lawsuits.
June 12, 2017
Dr. Alieta Eck's charity health care center is a model for reaching low-income and uninsured patients without government funding.
May 18, 2017
States with less punitive medical boards scored highest.
May 31, 2016
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.
May 19, 2011
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.
February 18, 2010
The Illinois State Medical Society’s medical malpractice insurance affiliate vowed to continue to fight for caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases.
September 1, 2009
President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats have proposed a major restructuring of the American health care system.
May 1, 2003
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.
April 1, 2002
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.
December 1, 2008
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.
March 11, 2013
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.
July 24, 2012
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.
October 20, 2011
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?
June 2, 2005
(June 2, 2005 -- Chicago, IL) The Illinois House and Senate approved legislation over the Memorial Day weekend to reform medical malpractice policy in Illinois.
April 1, 2004
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.
April 1, 2004
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.
October 1, 2003
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.
March 1, 2003
Virginia insurance regulators placed troubled medical malpractice insurer Reciprocal of America into receivership on January 29.