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Health Care Tort Reform Controversy

Doctors say the price of defensive medicine and malpractice insurance accounts for up to 10 percent of health care spending. Lawyers say malpractice settlement costs amount to less than 0.5 percent of the $2.5 trillion spent each year on health care.

The debate has split along party lines, with Democrats typically siding with lawyers groups and Republicans agreeing with doctors.

http://www.ahiphiwire.org/Clinical/News/Default.aspx?doc_id=440925&utm_source=11/5/2009&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=HiWire_Newsletter&uid=TRACK_USER

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November 5, 2009 - Posted by | healthcare | ,

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  1. One question never asked is what is the benefit to society of state tort laws. What is the benefit of lawsuits to society as a whole?

    So what happens in all this drama. I get my rights taken away to find out what happened to my son. To determine if their was negligence, fraud, or some political influence at the FDA.

    While the Supreme Court justices come from the Federalist Society and conservatives believe in federalism you would never know it from their lack of support for the Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 to counter the Reigel v. Medtronic ruling of the Supreme Court.

    http://robertsfight.wordpress.com/

    Comment by Mark Baird | November 6, 2009 | Reply


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