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Tort reform act has varied opinions

U.S. Rep. (and physician) Phil Gingrey’s HEALTH Act of 2011 could bring big changes in health care lawsuit awards. Included in the act is a proposal to cap non-economic damages in a wide range of health care related lawsuits. Among its provisions is a proposed $250,000 cap limit on non-economic damages — including pain and suffering — that juries could award patients.

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Lawmakers push for med-mal reform

Days after President Barack Obama said during his State of the Union address that he would consider medical malpractice reform measures as a way to reign in health care costs, the secretary of Health and Human Services said ...

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New twist on health care: concierge doctors

A local doctor has joined the ranks of a national medical group that some see as the future of health care but which also is being closely watched by U.S. government officials and medical ethicists. Dr. John Norton is now part of a practice with MDVIP ...

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Fewer NYers get health care through job

ALBANY — The proportion of New Yorkers with health insurance provided by their employers has plummeted, according to a new study. At the same time, government-subsidized care is taking on a record load, slowing the state’s economic recovery and likely leaving more families uncovered for at least months.

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RIT to benefit from bond sale

The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York approved more than $254 million in financing for education, higher education and health care. As part of those approvals, the board signed off ...

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Is the health care debate impacting jurors?

The national debate over health care covered a broad spectrum of topics and invited opinions from every citizen. And like any political issue, the debate will affect potential jurors, said Richard Gabriel ...

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