WPR News
10:45 am
Tue February 17, 2004

Another Group Enters Medical Malpractice Debate

Cheyenne, WY – A new group has entered the debate into Wyoming's skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance rates. The Equality State Policy Center is the latest to ask legislators to try to find solutions other than amending the constitution to address high premiums. Center Director Tom Throop says Governor Freudenthal's call for a ballot issue should only come as a last resort. Center Board President Sarah Gorin says there is not just one solution. She says there are a lot of issues affecting Wyoming's access to health care. Gorin says the fairly large number of bills to address various aspects of the problem is a positive sign and those measures can be implemented immediately. The House Judiciary Committee began two days of discussion on the issue Tuesday.