2004 Health Insurance Premiums Rise

2004 Health Insurance Premiums Expected to Rise Private health insurance premiums increased 13.9 percent in 2003, the largest increase since the 1990’s. The estimate for 2004 premium increases are as high as 18%. A recent survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) revealed some troubling facts about our nations…

OB/GYN’s Forced to Stop Hospital Care Due to Malpractice Fees

Doctors with Bisbee’s Copper Queen Community Hospital have stopped delivering babies, a change brought on largely by the doctors’ skyrocketing malpractice premiums. Starting today, women from Bisbee will have to drive 35 miles to Sierra Vista Regional Health Center to give birth in a hospital. Copper Queen will perform emergency deliveries for women in trouble,…