90% of physicians say they KNOW $1 of every $4 is spent by them on defensive medicine, i.e. ordering duplicate tests, MRI, referring to specialists,etc. over $600 billion a year! Why? Fear of being sued! Fear of having to take time to testify. Time to meet with lawyers.. all of which add up to FEAR of lawsuits! Solution is a model from Obamacare that taxed tanning salons! Obamacare rationale was tanning caused cancer hence higher costs, therefore tanning salons pay a 10% tax! True.. it's in PPACA the 2,904 page Patient Protection Affordable Care Act monstrosity! That and when hospitals have to under EMTALA see uninsured patients, pad and pass the unreimbursed expenses to the insurance companies and Medicare! $50 billion a year which could be recovered by requiring all uninsured to register at the hospital when claiming "uninsured" and hospital sends claims to the yet to be created federally funded by taxing the $100 billion lawyers get! The Uninsured Health Insurance Company © would manage and as a result the 10 million truly uninsured would have coverage! Problem solved and the $600 billion in defensive medicine will reduce easily by $100 billion! And "padding and passing" on by hospitals would decrease in fact they'd be audited to make sure they are complying!