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Medical Malpractice Insurance Rates Decline Again

For the seventh straight year, medical malpractice insurance rates have fallen, according to the medical news publisher Medscape.  See the article here.  Overall, since 2008 insurance rates for doctors has fallen 13%.  The apparent reason for the rate drops is … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Lawsuits, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Malpractice, medical malpractice claims, medical mistakes, tort reform |

Some Doctors Continue to Game the System

The Wall Street Journal is at it again.  In the latest installment of its continuing series on the ways in which doctors and hospitals game the Medicare system (“Medicare Unmasked”), it focuses on doctors who charge Medicare for expensive and useless … Read More

Posted in Doctors, Health Care Costs, Malpractice caps, Malpractice costs, Medical Costs, Medical Malpractice, Medical Negligence, Medicare, tort reform |

Even Conservative Think-Tank Research Debunks Myth of Defensive Medicine

A few of our recent posts have examined what tort reform advocates refer to as defensive medicine – the practice of ordering tests and other procedures that don’t benefit patients to reduce the risk of a medical malpractice lawsuit. The … Read More

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