The General Assembly finds and declares as follows:
(1) The commissioner's review of the association's plan of operation and rate filings
has identified a decrease in the number of claim payments and the decline in the need
in this Commonwealth for the types of medical professional liability insurance policies
offered by the association under Chapter 7 of the Mcare Act. 1 The review has identified a need to modernize the association in order to produce
needed economical and administrative efficiencies.
(2) Ensuring the future availability of and access to quality health care is a fundamental
government goal, and it is essential to the public health, safety and welfare of all
residents of this Commonwealth that access to a full spectrum of hospital services
and to highly trained physicians in all specialties is available.
(3) In order to accomplish the goals under paragraph (2), medical professional liability
insurance must continue to be obtainable at an affordable and reasonable cost in every
geographic region of this Commonwealth. Placing the association within the department will give the commissioner more oversight
of expenditures and ensure better efficiencies in the operation of the association.
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