Insurers' losses are 'greatest contributor' to rising rates

November 1, 2003
Bob Gatty

Bob Gatty is a former congressional aide, covers Washington for a number of business and professional publications.

Congress has been told by its chief investigative agency that increasing medical malpractice awards, indeed, are contributing to skyrocketing premium costs for many physicians, but that fact is not having a widespread impact on patients' access to health care.