Conservatives consistently tout tort reform as a way for the medical field to save billions. Liberals want to skip this crucial step in favor of the government option, and say tort reform matters little.
So WHY was this crucial step skipped in HR 3200, when it was a part of President Barack Obama's original health care plan that he campaigned on? Why not take this crucial step that EVERYONE agrees on FIRST, since it's obvious it's something he wanted to do from the beginning?
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:03 AM on Aug. 21, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:45 AM on Aug. 21, 2009
"ô€‚¾ Reform medical malpractice while preserving patient rights. Increasing medical malpractice
insurance rates are making it harder for doctors to practice medicine22 and raising the costs of health
care for everyone.23 Barack Obama and Joe Biden will strengthen antitrust laws to prevent insurers
from overcharging physicians for their malpractice insurance. Barack Obama and Joe Biden will also
promote new models for addressing physician errors that improve patient safety, strengthen the doctorpatient
relationship, and reduce the need for malpractice suits.
Answer by lovinangels at 9:50 AM on Aug. 21, 2009