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Med Mal Critique Challenged

To The Editor:

Regarding the piece by J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America in Washington, on medical malpractice (see “Consumer Advocate Challenges Insurers On ‘Crisis’ In Med Mal Mkt.,” Oct. 7, page 10), Im tired of so-called “consumer advocates” who seem to have all the answers on whats wrong with insurance companies and how to do it the right way.

If they are so smart, why doesnt anyone challenge them (and their friends, the trial lawyers) to “put up or shut up?” Go raise the money and start an insurance company to compete with us incompetent folks, and pass the savings onto their constituents in substantial premium reductions.

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