HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Maryland Med-Mal Reform Appears Headed for Veto

As reported in Wednesday's Washington Post ("Differing Bills Face Same Fate: Ehrlich's Veto," by John Wagner and Matthew Mosk), competing bills in the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates offer different levels of curbs on malpractice lawsuits but share one thing in common: a tax on HMO premiums that the governor considers a deal breaker.  So, med-mal reform that was described here in an earlier post is widely considered to be a dead letter in Maryland, at least for this special legislative session.  [tm]

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