Pa. agrees to $200M settlement in health fund case

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 16, 2014 3:20 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Health care providers are getting $200 million from the state of Pennsylvania to settle litigation over a massive fund set up to help doctors pay malpractice premiums.

The Corbett administration announced the settlement today over the Mcare Fund with organizations that represent doctors and hospitals.

The state is agreeing to pay $139 million in refunds, starting in a year and a half, and to cut the Mcare assessments by $61 million through a revised formula.

The groups of doctors and hospitals sued in 2009 after the state transferred $100 million from the Mcare Fund to the general fund to help balance the budget.

They argued they were being overcharged, allowing the state to accumulate a large surplus in the fund.

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  • s2h0a1d3e img 2014-10-20 17:12

    While the doctors and hospitals are paid such refunds, I know quite a lot of people, who had to rely on same day payday loans online to cover their medical costs. The current state of the medical insurance still leaves much to be desired and would be nice if the authorities would think how to support people, who need monetary support in medical issues.

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