MSSNY Statement on Excess Medical Liability Insurance Program
MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
865 Merrick Avenue, Westbury, New York 11590-9007
Telephone: (516) 488-6100
For Immediate Release
February 21, 2020
MSSNY STATEMENT ON EXCESS MEDICAL LIABILITY INSURANCE PROGRAM
Statement attributable to:
Art Fougner, MD
President, Medical Society of the State of New York
“Getting rid of New York’s Excess Medical Liability Insurance program without taking steps to bring down our exorbitant costs will very likely result in not being able to find a physician who will want to practice in New York in future years.
It is well documented how aberrant New York’s liability costs are compared to the rest of the country. The Excess program helps provide a modicum of protection for NY’s Doctors.
Unless the State Legislature decides to enact liability reform, extending this Excess program is essential for preserving patient access to specialized care.”
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