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July 15, 2005
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
Dear Editor: Wisconsin's insurance commissioner concluded earlier this year that the state's 10-year-old cap on non-economic medical malpractice damages has been successful in making malpractice insurance "available and affordable" and has "resulted
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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
May 31, 2016
By Brian Faughnan
In a repeat of a prior decision, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned the state’s medical malpractice reform law, enacted in 2005.
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Health Care
February 9, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled in early February that caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional under the Illinois Constitution.
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May 1, 2004
By Keith Maurer
Few aspects of the health care debate seem to generate more vigorous discussion than the way medical malpractice and other legal disputes are resolved.
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Health Care
April 1, 2004
By Steve Stanek
As the number of companies willing to sell medical malpractice insurance in Illinois shrinks and insurance premiums skyrocket, doctors are moving out of the state or quitting medicine entirely.
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Health Care
July 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
Legislative proposals offered recently in three states illustrate the types of solutions policymakers are reaching for in an effort to control runaway medical malpractice insurance premiums.
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Health Care
March 1, 2003
By James Taylor
Doctors in West Virginia and Nevada opened the new year by following through on threats to walk off the job in response to prohibitively high malpractice insurance premiums.
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Health Care
November 1, 2002
By Conrad F. Meier
While preparing the November update, I kept running into the numerous convulsions over sharply increasing medical malpractice insurance rates.
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Health Care
November 1, 2005
By Katherine Baicker and Amitabh Chandra
Increases in medical malpractice premiums and malpractice awards to plaintiffs have received considerable attention in recent years.
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Health Care
March 21, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
President Obama has larded $50 million into his latest iteration of a health care bill, for grants to the states so they can "study" innovative ways of controlling medical malpractice costs. Please spare us.
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June 1, 2007
By Gene J. Koprowski
The idea seems appealing at first glance for those interested in tort reform: Create a special "health court" to hear complicated medical malpractice cases.
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Health Care
June 21, 2005
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
I'm Sorry, Don't Sue Me The Illinois legislature passed in May a measure aimed at easing the medical malpractice crisis in the state. Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to sign the bill.
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Law
September 22, 2003
By Joseph Bast
Texans Gun Down Plaintiffs Bar In one of the most highly anticipated referendum votes in recent years, on September 12 Texas voters narrowly approved Proposition 12, a constitutional amendment limiting medical malpractice awards.
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Law
February 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
Forty-two doctors in Pennsylvania agreed to call off their planned walkout after incoming Governor Ed Rendell (D) promised to fight for $220 million in aid for doctors to help pay for their malpractice insurance premiums.
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Health Care
February 1, 2003
By Conrad F. Meier
The debate over malpractice insurance reform took a dramatic turn in January, as surgeons at four northern West Virginia hospitals canceled nearly all scheduled surgeries and required at least one patient to be transferred to another hospital.
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Health Care
March 28, 2010
By Maureen Martin, JD
President Barack Obama has larded $50 million into his latest iteration of a health care bill, for grants to the states so they can “study” innovative ways of controlling medical malpractice costs. Please spare us.
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Health Care
March 11, 2010
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
President Barack Obama has larded $50 million into his latest iteration of a health care bill, for grants to the states so they can “study” innovative ways of controlling medical malpractice costs. Please spare us.
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February 4, 2010
By Chief Justice Fitzgerald
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled on February 4, 2010 that caps limiting non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases are unconstitutional.
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November 5, 2009
By Rick Docksai
In a development suggesting medical malpractice reform may help alleviate doctor shortages, a package of reforms in Missouri signed in 2005 by then-governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) to curb junk medical lawsuits has created an environment more appealing to
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September 14, 2009
By Tracey Ryan Ph.D.
Many medical professionals are urging Congress and the Obama administration to include medical malpractice reform in proposed health care legislation in Congress. Tracey Ryan, Ph.
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May 1, 2007
By Maureen Martin (1947 - 2013)
A Real-Life ‘Perry Mason’ Moment It’s not uncommon for medical malpractice defense lawyers to hire investigators to secretly videotape plaintiffs who claim serious crippling injuries, hoping to catch them in a big lie. It almost never works.
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Law
September 1, 2004
By Steve Stanek
Even though medical malpractice reform took center stage during a budget battle that saw the Illinois General Assembly extend its 2004 session a record 54 days, legislators adjourned on July 24 with a record $46 billion spending plan and no reform.
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Health Care
July 2, 2010
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John R. Graham of the Pacific Research Institute offers this new report on medical malpractice laws across the fifty states. He makes 4 main points: States’ liability laws drive medical-tort costs, which increase health costs.
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Health Care
October 1, 2009
By Lawrence J. McQuillan and Hovannes Abramyan
There is a lot of talk in Washington about cutting wasteful health care spending and, more specifically,cutting costs associated with medical malpractice liability. The dollar figures used by various groups and lawmakers often diverge widely.
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September 1, 2005
By Paul Guppy
In this article about medical malpractice in Washington, voters will consider two ballot initiatives that deal with medical liability reform. Guppy summarizes both initiatives and explains how they differ.
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Health Care
April 1, 2004
By Bethany Carson
"Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle say medical malpractice insurance costs are rising at alarming rates, driving doctors out of state and leaving patients with fewer options.
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Health Care
March 3, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines five new bills that have been proposed for the spring legislative session that would expand telemedicine in Michigan and bring needed clarity on how these services are defined and reimbursed.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
July 10, 2019
By Robert Hamilton, M.D., FACS
Progress in a democracy is often a slow, tedious process, especially when confronted with complicated problems that require resolution.
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Health Care
January 31, 2020
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines telemedicine in Washington State and how the state is working to expand the availability of telehealth providers.
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InfoTech & Telecom
Health Care
May 17, 2019
By Leo Pusateri
Travel and wait times for health care cost patients $89 billion annually, according to an analysis by Altarum, giving new vigor to legislative arguments supporting telemedicine.
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Health Care
Health Care
August 20, 2019
By Chad Savage
You might have missed this big news because the media largely ignored it, but President Donald Trump signed a historic health care health care executive order (EO) a few weeks ago.
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Health Care
Regulation
May 23, 2019
By Jay Lehr
Provides straightforward explanations and direct, simple solutions to the nation’s entitlements crisis.
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Government Spending
December 20, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a new proposal in Pennsylvania that would roll back many of the rules holding back the growth of telemedicine.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
November 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
November 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a series of bills in Massachusetts that would expand the use of telemedicine.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
July 28, 2017
By Joseph Bast, Matthew Glans
With the collapse of Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare, attention turns to what Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and state policymakers can do to repair a health care system in crisis. The Heartland Institute can help!
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Health Care
October 7, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new guidelines recently introduced in California that take several major steps towards expanding the use of telehealth in Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program.
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Health Care
InfoTech & Telecom
April 1, 2005
By Amy Johnson
Rising medical liability insurance rates for doctors and other health care professionals has prompted the American Medical Association to label Washington a state in medical liability crisis.
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Health Care
January 31, 2016
By New Jersey Legislature
The New Jersey bill would extend the same protection to “volunteer medical professionals” even when they are treating patients on a non-volunteer basis.
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Health Care
Entitlements
 

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