You may recall from a July 2 posting on this blog that the Insurance Department was considering changing the required level of malpractice coverage Pennsylvania physicians must maintain (before MCARE coverage) from $500,000 to $750,000.  Pennsylvania doctors can breath a sigh of relief, at least for now.  According to a July 20, 2007 Press Release, the Department has decided against increasing malpractice coverage requirements for physicians in Pennsylvania.  Citing an actuarial report done by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Deputy Insurance Commissioner Randy Rohrbaugh cited a lack of evidence that the market is ready to bear such an increase at the present time.