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Why not compromise on healthcare? Is this the beginnings of ANOTHER broken promise?

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?


Asked by lovinangels at 8:45 AM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Simple, Lawyers are rich donators and mean money to the Whitehouse. They will do anything to stay in favor with the white house and the Whitehouse will do anything to keep getting their money.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 10:03 AM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • A majority of Democrats in Congress are attorneys. Many have made their fortunes touting lawsuits against doctors (ie Edwards). They don't want to lose their cash cow, nor the campaign funding they get from big law firms.

    People worry about the big profits of insurance companies. Maybe they should focus on the big profits and salaries of law firms.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:45 AM on Aug. 21, 2009



    "􀂾 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