Americans For Insurance Reform

MEDICAL LIABILITY AND NATIONAL HEALTH CARE – THE ISSUES (2009):

  • Insurance Industry’s Investment Practices – Not The Legal System – Cause High Malpractice Insurance Costs
  • Costs Of The Current Medical Malpractice System Are Much Lower Than People Think (Printable PDF)
  • The Defensive Medicine Myth (Printable PDF)
  • Health Courts Are Unconstitutiona l (Printable PDF)
  • Health Courts And Other Alternative Systems Are Intolerably Unfair To Injured Patients (Printable PDF)
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation: The Significant Costs Of Alternative Systems (Printable PDF)
  • The Problem With Medical Malpractice Is The Amount Of Malpractice Itself (Printable PDF)
  • Far From Being “Broken,” The Current Medical Malpractice System Works Well(Printable PDF)
  • Litigation Improves Patient Safety And Establishes Responsibility For Errors(Printable PDF)
  • Fear Of Litigation Is Not Why Doctors Fail To Report Errors Or Communicate With Their Patients (Printable PDF)
  • Juries V. Cost Savings – An Unacceptable Trade-Off (Printable PDF)
  • Eliminating Juries Means Few Cases Will Settle (Printable PDF)
  • Lowering Insurance Costs For Doctors Requires Insurance Industry Reform (Printable PDF)
  • A Critical Patient Safety Solution: Remove Or Sanction The Small Number Of Bad Doctors Committing Most Malpractice (Printable PDF)

OTHER ISSUES (PRE-2008)

  • Measured Costs
  • The Legal Case for Payment of Katrina Victims’ Insurance Claims
  • Limiting Liability Will Not Fix Insurance Problems (Updated April 2004)
  • The Hard Market is Ending
  • Think Malpractice is Driving Up Health Care Costs? Think Again
  • Insurance Companies Raking in Huge Profits
  • Insurance Industry Admits: Tort Reform Will Not Lower Insurance Rates
  • Insurance Industry Admits: Insurance Business Practices and Investment Cycle to Blame for Insurance Liability “Crisis”
  • Déjà Vu All Over Again
  • Premium Deceit: The Failure of “Tort Reform” to Cut Insurance Prices, Full Report (PDF)
  • American Insurance Association and American Tort Reform Association Say: Don’t Expect “Tort Reform” to Cut Insurance Prices
  • Response to American Insurance Association Attack on Premium Deceit
  • Stable Losses/Unstable Rates – State Reports: Massachusetts, Oregon, Wyoming, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Colorado, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
  • Insurers Paying Only About $30,000 Per Claim
  • California Restrictions On Malpractice Victims Have Not Affected Malpractice Premiums
  • Homeowners’ Insurance: A New Crisis in Availability And Pricing
  • Doctors’ Voices: The Problem with Malpractice is Malpractice