Medical Liability Insurance Places Administrative Burden, Costly Mandate on Counties

MACo Associate Director Andrea Mansfield testified before the Senate Finance Committee in opposition to  SB 895, legislation that would require counties to provide  medical liability insurance to a nonprofit health care provider within its jurisdiction. The approach outlined in SB 895 places an administrative burden and costly mandate on county governments at a time when revenues are waning and State cutbacks are large.

For counties that already offer some limited coverage to certain service providers who are under county control, this bill would expand an optional and manageable county offering into a potentially large and costly new liability.  Counties are simply not in a position to accommodate these additional costs.

MACo’s SB 895 Testimony

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