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Recent Reforms Enacted (since 2003) None
Emergency Care Provision None
Reform Elements In Law Joint Liability
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Periodic Payment
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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 40 to 100% in 2004.
Insurance Availability Information not available.
Change in Physician Availability Information not available.
Change in Cases Filed/Awards 116 paid claims in 2003 or 18 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 18.8 per 1000.  103 paid claims in 2005 or 16 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 17.1 per 1000. (Kaiser) 71 total number of paid claims for 2006 or 9.5 per 1,000 active, non-federal physicians. 63 paid claims in 2007.
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