GOP Lawmakers Propose Medical Malpractice Bill--Again

1 decade 3 years 4 months ago Monday, February 20 2006 Feb 20, 2006 Monday, February 20, 2006 2:27:04 PM CST February 20, 2006 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Some House Republicans are hoping the third time will be the charm for legislation imposing more oversight over medical malpractice insurance. Similar bills cleared the House each of the past two years, but failed in the Senate. Sponsoring House member Brian Yates of Lee's Summit says he has gone to greater lengths this year to get suggestions from senators and the Department of Insurance. His bill would require medical malpractice insurers to submit more detailed information to the state. It also would give the department more regulatory power when rates go up by 20 or 25 percent in any year. Yates plans to file his bill Tuesday.

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