Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Lawyers, Tort Reform & Health Care...

You want to lower the price of health care? Take a look what Mississippi has done. In 2004, Mississippi and its Governor Haley Barbour took on the task of reigning in the malpractice abuse in their state. Malpractice liability insurance premiums dropped by 41% and claims dropped by more than 90%.

Why is that not even being considered by Democrats in Washington? Must not hurt the feelings of the trial lawyers, a key enabler of Democrat candidates I guess.

It takes Obama 6-8 months to decide if he will give his Generals in Afghanistan the troops requested. But he wants to dismantle the best health care in the world in less than 30 days without discussion!

Here is an excerpt from a great article on the subject:

"It's mysterious to me that the administration and the leadership of Congress talk about health care reform and the goal of reducing costs, and yet refuse to put tort reform into the legislation," he said. "I believe $200, $250 billion a year in health care costs is caused by litigation. It may be more than that. But this is the lowest hanging fruit, this ain't rocket science."
Here's your 'demonstration project,' Mr. President -- it's called Mississippi

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