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Why would you even think about accepting a bill from congress that doesn't include tort reform?.

we are being told that we need this reform bill because expenses are too high. Congress, a bunch of lawyers, would have a huge say in how much docs can charge for things, that's a good portion of how insurance works. Yet, they don't want to cap their own industry's profits! How dare they stick their fingers into other businesses without cleaning out their own closets first! Will you allow this in the name of obamacare? Are you so desperate for a bill of antkind that you will accept this sloppy mess? Or will you hold them accountable?

 
lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 12:44 PM on Aug. 21, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • You hit the nail on the head.
    The biggest reason for the malpractice insurance costs which drive up doctors' and hospitals' overhead is the junk malpractice suits and the exorbitant $$ awards they can sue for.

    Another common complaint - certain practices of the insurance companies, like high premiums or limited benefits or refusal because of pre-existing conditions - is directly caused by the federal gov't regulation. Remove the regulations which force us to buy medical insurance within our state, and suddenly we can truly shop for the best plan for our family. THIS kind of competition (not the fake competition of a gov't plan) always leads to innovation, to companies offering better choices ... AND since companies would be able to sign up more people if they can sell nationwide, then they can have a larger customer-base and lower their premiums.

    Any businessman gets this. Oh, but few Congressmen ARE businessmen!
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:12 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • http://www.epmonthly.com/whitecoat/2009/07/does-medical-malpractice-affect-access-to-medical-care/
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:45 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • The ladies here? Theyd accept the 'sloppy mess' they do not care one bit they just WANT IT.You know there are so many other things that could be done that would cost less and help more.This idea of big government needs to have control of everything by some is pretty scary and sad..they are demanding it too they dont want it any other way.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:53 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • and yes that is why they wont do tort reform
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 12:53 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Please give us YOUR definition of "Tort Reform" and how it applies to the proposed health care plans. Thank you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:50 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Olease give us YOUR definition of "Tort Reform" and how it applies to the proposed health care plans. Thank you


    Did you read the link?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:06 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • NO! Neither will physicians!

    MemawBrie

    Answer by MemawBrie at 4:24 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I wouldn't but then I don't get millions of dirty dollars from the Lawyers like Democratic politicians do. Funny how all they can think of is, " the savings is so small it wouldn't make a difference" Guess you should ask all those Drs paying hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in malpractice ins. if they could lower their prices if they didn't feel the need to do preventative tests so they didn't get sued.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:34 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • Please give us YOUR definition of "Tort Reform" and how it applies to the proposed health care plans. Thank you.
    ___________________
    It refers to legislation designed to reduce liability costs through limits on various kinds of damages and through modification of liability rules.
    Crissy1213

    Answer by Crissy1213 at 4:36 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • smileThere has always been talk on capping the amount of malpractice pay outs. I once heard the maximum was to be $250,000. I don't know any self-respecting lawyer who will work for that. If they took it on contingency, they would only earn about $100,00 if they charged 40% of the award. Tort reform? no, no, no, no......

    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 5:08 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

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