Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/197238
Authors: 
Born, Patricia
Karl, J. Bradley
Viscusi, W. Kip
Year of Publication: 
2017
Citation: 
[Journal:] Health Economics Review [ISSN:] 2191-1991 [Volume:] 7 [Year:] 2017 [Issue:] 42 [Pages:] 1-16
Abstract: 
In this paper, we examine the influence of medical malpractice tort reform on the level of private health insurance company losses incurred. We employ a natural experiment framework centered on a series of tort reform measures enacted in Texas in 2003 that drastically altered the medical malpractice environment in the state. The results of a difference-in-differences analysis using a variety of comparison states, as well as a difference-in-difference-in-differences analysis, indicate that ameliorating medical malpractice risk has little effect on health insurance losses incurred by private health insurers.
Subjects: 
Medical malpractice
Health insurance
Tort reform
Liability
JEL: 
K13
I10
G22
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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