NH Times Union: This Time, Insurance Payout Is $50 Million
Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Richard McNamara recently put the brakes on releasing $50 million in surpluses from the New Hampshire Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association to 6,200 policyholders — even though all parties to this case were on board. That’s because nothing about this state-run group supplying malpractice insurance to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers for the past 40 years has been done quickly or without debate. In 2009, at the height of peak earnings and its position in the marketplace, the JUA’s surplus attracted the attention of former Gov. John Lynch. (Landrigan, 4/16)