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Decline in medical malpractice insurance rates on the horizon
Capitol Weekly

Doctors, nurses, and other health care providers could enjoy cheaper malpractice insurance in the coming year.

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones urged a half dozen of California’s top medical malpractice insurers to lower their rates, a move that caught some in the industry by surprise.

The ripple effects of the potential cut were uncertain. Joel Loucher, Jones’ top aide for rate reductions, said that while lowering rates could potentially affect health care costs, it would be small.

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