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Alabama

Recent Reforms Enacted (since 2003) None
Emergency Care Provision None
Reform Elements In Law Collateral Source
Periodic Payments
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Constitutional Status of Reforms Information not available
Change in Insurance Rates AMA reports at least one insurer raised rates as much as 0 to 25% in 2004.
Insurance Availability Information not available
Change in Physician Availability Information not available
Change in Cases Filed/Awards 48 paid claims in 2003 or 5 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 18.8 per 1000.  41 paid claims in 2005 or 4.2 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 17.1 per 1000. (Kaiser) 41 claims paid in 2006 of which 3.7 paid claims per 1,000 were active, non-federal physicians. 28 paid claims in 2007.
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