According to a statement by Governor Edward G. Rendell as reported by the PR Newsire, malpractice reform in Pennsylvania has been a dramatic success.  Governor Rendell noted that malpractice filings statewide declined by 41% between 2002 and 2008. The Governor also noted that over the past three years, the two largest commercial medical malpractice insurers have either decreased their base premiums or kept them flat each year in Pennsylvania. In light of the improved malpractice environment in the State, Governor Rendell intends to propose a phase-out of the Mcare program. The PR Newswire story can be viewed here.