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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 2:04:25 to 2:05:05
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Charles W. Dent

2:04:12 to 2:04:32( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: premiums rose 348% for internists in connecticut over that 2 so what's the point? mr. kirk: if the gentleman will yield, does it mean, though, that doctors i 300% worse two years later? mr. dent: absolutely not. and the point is, this drives up cost, not just in terms of the liability payments that the doctors and the hospitals must

Charles W. Dent

2:04:25 to 2:05:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Charles W. Dent

2:04:33 to 2:04:53( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: incur, many physicians are now working in hospital-based practices in part because they can't afford liability insurance so the hospital must pick up that bill and they're struggling to make these payments. the point is, it raises costs not just for the doctors and the hospitals but the tests that are going to be prescribed and administered and treatments perhaps just to protect themselves, this will drive

Charles W. Dent

2:04:54 to 2:05:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Dent: costs up, they're protecting themselves against lawsuits. what's the other issue? access to care. is as a consequence there will be less access, doctors won't deliver babies in the city of philadelphia, that means people

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