Obama Gives Proponents Hope for Medical Malpractice Reforms

September 15, 2009

  • September 15, 2009 at 2:38 am
    Tom says:
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    Talking about health care reform without SOME kind of tort reform is just plain nonsense. If issues are declared to be “off limits” then we’re just imposing new rules on the same old system and nothing is going to change. Costs won’t be controlled and care won’t improve. Until both parties are willing to put everything on the table, we just aren’t going to make real progress.

  • September 15, 2009 at 3:16 am
    FOWIF says:
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    OK, tort reform and malpractice protection is typically good for the medical community and insurance industry and even most patients (trial lawyers would argue that admittedly), right?

    But just how will these “special courts” and panels be set up? And who will appoint these judges or panels?

    Sorry, but I smell something (and do not trust some involved….actually most… involved in this process) and bigger government, judge appointments and new agency powers are rarely, if ever, the answer.

  • September 16, 2009 at 1:08 am
    Al says:
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    45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul


    Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found.

    The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors’ own lobby — the powerful American Medical Association — both of which suggest the medical profession is behind the proposed overhaul.

    It also calls into question whether an overhaul is even doable; 72% of the doctors polled disagree with the administration’s claim that the government can cover 47 million more people with better-quality care at lower cost.

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