ICYMI: Congress Says There's A Medical Malpractice Crisis. Experts Say There Isn't.
From the Washington Post:
According to researchers and industry experts, the reality doesn’t match the rhetoric. They say the nation’s medical malpractice insurance industry is running smoothly and has not been in crisis for more than a decade. “It’s a wonderful time for doctors looking for coverage, and it’s never been better for insurers,” said Michael Matray, editor of Medical Liability Monitor, a trade publication. Doctors are paying less for malpractice insurance than they did in 2001 — even without adjusting for inflation, according to the Doctors Company, one of the nation’s largest malpractice insurers. And the rate of claims has dropped by half since 2003.
No wonder backers of H.R. 1215 are pushing the bill without any hearings.
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