To Cut Claims Costs, Help Claimants Who Aren't Yet Born

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recentlyreported the startling news that the U.S. infant mortality rateincreased in 2002 for the first time since 1958. An increase inpremature births was the leading cause.

Instead of revealing a weakness in the health care system,however, the CDC statistics suggest that as strange as it sounds,advances in medical technology and capabilities are behind theincrease.

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