Public Medical Malpractice Insurance

  • March 09, 2004
  • By Frank A. Sloan
This study from the Project on Medical Liability in Pennsylvania concludes that a convincing case can be made for government involvement in providing medical malpractice insurance for high-cost claims and points out that shortcomings in some such arrangements, such as Pennsylvania's Mcare fund, are due to implementation problems rather than program design. The report also finds government sponsorship of so-called no-fault insurance systems desirable--but notes that some existing systems are too expensive.