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Hunter Fires Blanks With ‘Smoking Gun’

Hard as it might be to believe, I find that I must thank J. Robert Hunter, director of insurance for the Consumer Federation of America, for at least one part of his article published in the Oct 7 issue of National Underwriter (“Consumer Advocate Challenges Insurers on the Crisis’ in Med Mal Mkt.,” page 10).

Mr. Hunter actually validates our contention that current rates for medical malpractice insurance are absolutely justified. The chart he uses to display premium and losses shows that current rates are exactly where they should be.

In fact, an Oct. 10 press release by the New York-based Americans for Insurance Reform, of which Mr. Hunter is a co-founder, states, “over the last 30 years, medical malpractice payouts have directly tracked the rate of medical inflation”

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