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GOP Lawmakers Propose Medical Malpractice Bill...Again

FEBRUARY 20, 2006 - Posted at 3:39 p.m. CST


JEFFERSON CITY, MO - Some House Republicans are hoping the third time will be the charm for legislation imposing more oversight over medical malpractice insurance.

Similar bills cleared the House each of the past two years, but failed in the Senate.

Sponsoring House member Brian Yates of Lee's Summit says he has gone to greater lengths this year to get suggestions from senators and the Department of Insurance.

His bill would require medical malpractice insurers to submit more detailed information to the state.  It also would give the department more regulatory power when rates go up by 20 or 25 percent in any year. 

Yates plans to file his bill tomorrow.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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