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New Study Proves Insurers Have Misled Doctors and the Public

Posted by John Harris on Sun, Jun 04, 2006 @ 12:09 PM

Attorney General Calls for Immediate Review of Malpractice Insurance Rates

While medical malpractice insurance premiums have more than doubled, actual claims paid have remained flat.

"There is not enough accountability... Without insurance industry reform, we won't see a significant drop in premiums." - Bonnie Bowles, Executive Dir., Missouri Assoc. of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons

With new evidence of insurance industry price-gouging in hand, Connecticut AG Richard Blumenthal is leading the charge for an investigation of medical malpractice insurers, along with the attorney general of Missouri and the Michigan state insurance commissioner.

In calling for action, Blumenthal said he was outraged that malpractice premiums in Connecticut have increased by 213% while claims have actually decreased by 1.6%.

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