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Kentucky

Recent Reforms Enacted (since 2003) None
Emergency Care Provision None
Reform Elements In Law Information not available.
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. Rate increases in 2002-2003 ranged from an avg. of 64% to more than 200% for some emergency physicians. (AP, Jan. 13, 2004)
Insurance Availability Information not available.
Change in Physician Availability From 2001-2004, Kentucky lost 36% of its practicing neurosurgeons, 29% of its general surgeons and 25% of its obstetricians. (KMA)
Change in Cases Filed/Awards 219 paid claims in 2003 or 23.1 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 18.8 per 1000.  159 paid claims in 2005 or 16.5 per 1000 active nonfederal physicians.  US avg. was 17.1 per 1000. (Kaiser) 162 total number of paid claims for 2006 or 14.7 per 1,000 active, non-federal physicians. 116 paid claims in 2007.
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