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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
January 1, 2003
By James Taylor
The United States Senate killed by inaction a malpractice reform bill approved by the House of Representatives.
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Health Care
July 20, 2006
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds," as Ralph Waldo Emerson famously wrote. But what about foolish inconsistencies?
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Health Care
March 1, 2005
By Bernard Black, Charles Silver, David Hyman, and William Sage
Using a comprehensive database of closed claims maintained by the Texas Department of Insurance since 1988, this study provides evidence on a range of issues involving medical malpractice litigation, including claim frequency, payout frequency, payment
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Health Care
June 25, 2004
By Staff of The Federalist Society
The Chicago Lawyers' Chapter of the Federalist Society presents: A Luncheon Address by Paula Stannard The Medical Malpractice Crisis: An Overview of a National Health Care Phenomenon that Threatens the Practice of Medicine Paula
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April 1, 2003
By Charles W. Jarvis, J.D.
Senior citizens know all too well that doctors are fleeing from the medical profession.
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Health Care
January 1, 2004
By Michael I. Krauss
In this policy paper, the author takes aim at tort law. He asserts that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce charges that the tort system is wrecking our economy.
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Health Care
January 1, 2002
By Vicki Lankarge
Skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums are wreaking havoc in communities throughout the United States.
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Health Care
January 1, 2002
By Pennsylvania Medical Society
Medical Malpractice Payments for Individual Physicians, 2000 State Median* Total Rank Alabama $200,000 $34,839,809 24 Alaska 100,000 3,244,459 51 Arizona 150,000 68,920,361 15 Arkansas 91,880 15,220,747 42 California 55,000
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Health Care
November 1, 1999
By Twila Brase
Patient protection. Public opinion supports it and politicians claim to be its champion. Now both houses of Congress have passed different bills to advance the noble-sounding cause. Many are already celebrating their expectant victory.
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Health Care
October 23, 1999
By Mary E. Spear
in this document, the authors address medical malpractice.
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Health Care
May 8, 2000
By Dr. Alfredo G. Esposto
In summary, President Clinton and other politicians have greeted the releases of a report on deaths causedby medical errors with calls for greater government oversight of doctors and hospitals.
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Health Care
April 9, 1994
By Mary E. Spear
In this summary, Mary Spear writes that she is concerned about the adverse impact of tort laws on our medical practices and health care costs, has developed this issue brief to explore the impact of the current legal system on America’s health care and
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Health Care
May 10, 2006
By Alexander Tabarrok and Amanda Agan
In this paper from the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, the authors write that doctors’ medical malpractice liability insurance premiums are at an all-time high.
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Health Care
April 24, 2006
By Ted Frank and Martin F. Grace
Congress is scheduled to revisit medical-malpractice reform again this May. Americans for Insurance Reform (AIR), however, has announed that the medical liability crisis is "over," in an attempt to short-circuit the upcoming debate.
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Health Care
April 16, 2004
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
It is not surprising that plaintiffs' personal injury attorneys Philip H. Corboy and Robert J.
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June 1, 2003
By Alex Adrianson
This article in Consumers' Research notes that doctors are quitting and hospitals are cutting services because the liability insurance is too expensive. Doctors in particular cannot afford the liability insurence.
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Health Care
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Health Care
October 1, 2009
By James Copland
The High Costs of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine:• The direct cost of medical-malpractice litigation is $30.
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May 31, 2016
By Kenneth Artz
A new bill passed by the Florida legislature, and expected to be signed by Republican Gov. Rick Scott, would place significant guidelines on the use of expert witnesses in malpractice cases in the state.
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May 31, 2016
By Thomas Cheplick
A report released by Ohio’s Department of Insurance shows the state has realized significant benefits since state-level medical malpractice reforms in 2003 put a $350,000 cap on noneconomic damages.
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Health Care
 

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