Obama: "No thanks!" I want to make the trial lawyers happy!
PelosiCare bill, pages 1431-1433: "Section 2531 “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation."
"a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages."
Answer by Crissy1213 at 3:55 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
“Lawmakers could save as much as $54 billion over the next decade by imposing an array of new limits on medical malpractice lawsuits, congressional budget analysts said today — a substantial sum that could help cover the cost of President Obama’s overhaul of the nation’s health system. New research shows that legal reforms would not only lower malpractice insurance premiums for medical providers, but would also spur providers to save money by ordering fewer tests and procedures aimed primarily at defending their decisions in court, Douglas Elmendorf, director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, wrote in a letter to Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).”
Answer by LoriKeet at 3:39 PM on Oct. 31, 2009
Oh, yeah and those supposed "end of care planning" aka "death panels" are still in this bill.
Looks like CBS is trying hard to make a new name for itself!!! LOL
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