FACTS... Emergency room physicians practice Defensive medicine.. 1) More than half (53 percent) of emergency physicians reported that fear of lawsuits is the main reason for ordering the number of tests they do. Emergency Visits Are Increasing, New Poll Finds; Many Patients Referred by Primary Care Doctors 2) Nine out of 10 physicians reported practicing defensive medicine. Estimate Defensive Medicine Costs Americans $650-850 Billion Annually Doctors Practice Medicine in Fear, New Study Finds Then Today:... FACTS: By some estimates, unnecessary treatment constitutes one-third of medical spending in the United States. [1/3 of $2.5 trillion is $800 billion a year!!!] a group of nine medical specialty boards plans to recommend on Wednesday that doctors perform 45 common tests and procedures less often, and to urge patients to question these services if they are offered. Eight other specialty boards are preparing to follow suit with additional lists of procedures their members should perform far less often. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/04/health/doctor-panels-urge-fewer-routine-tests.html?_r=3&partner=MYWAY&ei=5065 So THINK folks... WHY does it take a MASSIVE destruction of the health care system i.e. ObamaCare... to reduce at least $100 to $200 billion in health care costs when a simple solution is at hand? Require ALL hospitals that have "uninsured" patients bill the "Uninsured Health Insurance Company©" and this company pays the claims from contract with the federal govt. that get's tax money by taxing lawyers 10% of their $100 billion in fees EARNED BY health care lawsuits! Thus we reduce the $600+ billion in "Defensive Medicine".. Reduce hospitals from padding and passing on uncollected expenses -- i.e. reducing the 6,000% overcharges to Medicare for example for CAT scans for example! Reducing then easily another $50 billion + in Medicare expenses! WHY NOT???