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Hundreds of Georgia doctors uninsured

...doctors in Georgia do not have malpractice insurance, and their ranks include...the board whether they have malpractice insurance. The analysis found that...doctors are required to have malpractice insurance, only 18 states have laws...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-01/hundreds-georgia-doctors
Newspaper finds more than 2,500 uninsured doctors

...doctors in Georgia don't have malpractice insurance, according to a newspaper...536 said they didn't have malpractice insurance. The board was missing information...18 states have laws making malpractice insurance mandatory or providing other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-01/newspaper-finds-more-2500-uni
Reduce health-care costs by replacing broken malpractice system

...risk of litigation did not diminish.The only noticeable difference was the increased profit margins enjoyed by malpractice insurance companies. The actuarial firm Towers Watson estimates that, during the past five years, Georgia's medical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2013-12-07/reduce-health-ca
Group launches Ga. patient safety effort

...boosting patient safety, Morrell said.MagMutual's size, as the largest in the region and No.1 seller of malpractice insurance in Georgia, gives it a unique opportunity, according to Brian Atchinson, president of the Physician Insurers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-01/group-launches-ga-patient-
Malpractice disclosure becomes law

ATLANTA -- Physicians now must make public if they are not covered by medical-malpractice insurance with the signing into law Thursday legislation by the General Assembly's only doctor. Rep. Ben Watson, R-Savannah, sponsored...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-05-12/malpractrice-disclosure-beco
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Health-care legislation is abomination

...long-term care needs. Tort reform would reduce the need for defensive medicine and the prohibitive cost of malpractice insurance for doctors. H.R. 3962 will not be "affordable" but actually will increase the cost and decrease the care...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/11/10/let_555143.shtml
Letters
'Tort reform' a clever distraction

...shortages because of liability concerns and increased malpractice insurance premiums caused by lawsuits. Once again, this...measures do nothing but fill the coffers of malpractice insurance companies -- the same companies that have raised...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/08/29/op_546148.shtml
Opinion columns
Party members acknowledge choice goes against the grain

...Republican because I learned everything I know from him." Hearing her father complain about being squeezed by taxes, malpractice insurance rates and government regulations helped her make a decision early on about what party best fits her convictions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/22/met_463054.shtml
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Law firm, attorneys file lawsuit against insurers

...time Mr. Jenifer claims he was neglected. According to the Fleming firm's lawsuit, Clarendon provided its malpractice insurance until it canceled the policy in August 2002. The firm then obtained coverage through Royal Surplus. Neither...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/10/met_198320.shtml
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Pediatricians hit by Medicaid payout cut

...imagine what a practice would be like if you've got a payroll to meet," he said. On top of that payroll is malpractice insurance, which can be as much as $20,000 yearly, and debt on student loans, which can easily top $100,000 for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/06/18/met_132711.shtml
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