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Medical Malpractice Crisis? Not!

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We’ve all heard that the main reason we pay so much for health insurance is because doctors pay so much for malpractice insurance. And the reason malpractice insurance rates go up is because “verdicts are out of hand.” I’ve even seen doctors with big signs in their offices saying this. Only problem is that it’s not true and study after study shows this.

OK, so you would think that in states that have enacted massive tort reform (read that: “restrictions on your right to sue”) that malpractice premiums would have gone down. That was the promise, after all, wasn’t it?
Not so, and Texas is a great example of medical malpractice premiums not falling as promised. Massive changes destroying lives in 2003–little effect on medical malpractice insurance rates.