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  •  costs yes. (0+ / 0-)

    The costs of malpractice awards would decrease as malpractice decreases.
    The premiums paid by doctors might not decrease. We're talking insurance companies, you know.

    If "con" is the antonym of "pro," what is the antonym of "progress"?

    by Frank Palmer on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 08:35:34 AM PST

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    •  Most doctors own their own insurance companies (0+ / 0-)

      It's routine for them to use a mutual insurance company that was set up by medical societies or a risk retention group that might save money for a particular practice or group of medical providers. Malpractice insurance prices are adjusted to meet expected claims.

      •  no, look at the Kaiser Foundation's (0+ / 0-)

        expose. The med-mals are not publicly traded so don't have to show profits.

        But they're a scam. The doctors don't care cause it allows them to whine.

        And it gives them an excuse to order lots and lots of extra treatment and tests which is making them rich.

        We are in a time where it is risky NOT to change. Barack Obama 7-30-08

        by samddobermann on Thu Feb 11, 2010 at 03:50:01 AM PST

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