Archive for the ‘Medical Malpractice’ Category

Rocky Mountain News Misses the Point – Again

A seemingly innocuous proposed bill has recently come under attack by our very own Rocky Mountain News. Senate Bill 248 is a bill that will exponentially help consumers and the medical community. It’s aimed at education and informed choice in the realm of medical malpractice insurance. SB 248 allows for a hearing in front of the Colorado insurance commission, upon request, only when an insurance carrier with a 65% or greater market share requests a global rate increase of 5% or more. What does this mean? It means that the larger medical malpractice insurers in the state would be required to actually inform its insureds if it decides to increase rates by 5% or more. This is a good thing because these measures, if implemented, would promote transparency and the free flow of information sharing. It ensures that doctors are informed when COPIC wants to increase rates of 5% or more and ensures that the increase is fair and reasonable given changing conditions. SB 248 protects doctors from unilateral rate increases not in line with the needs of Colorado’s medical community.
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Mom Rises Above Grief to Make Colorado a Safer Place

By all accounts Patricia Skolnik is an amazing mother and woman. In 2004, Ms. Skolnik lost her son, Michael, due to medical negligence. Despite her earth shattering grief, Ms. Skolnik was determined to ensure that Colorado citizens are protected from the very real possibility that either they or one of their family members may be affected by medical negligence. Ms. Skolnik founded Colorado Citizens for Accountability (“CCA”), a grass roots organization, to educate consumers, citizens and the media regarding medical negligence.
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