I would kind of have to believe him! I mean he and 90% of other physicians must have some basis for this survey: According to a 2010 survey of physicians by Gallup for Alpharetta-based Jackson Healthcare, one of every four dollars spent in health care goes to defensive medicine. Nine out of 10 U.S. physicians (92 percent) reported practicing defensive medicine, according to a new online survey released today by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare management company. Defensive medicine refers to tests, hospitalizations, prescriptions and surgical procedures physicians consider medically unnecessary, but order in an attempt to avoid lawsuits. According to Gallups study, physicians estimate that one in four dollars (26 percent) spent on health care in America pays for unnecessary tests and treatments. The consequences of this waste affect all of us, said Jackson. Costs go up and quality and access go down when our physicians are under the constant personal threat of litigation. Our online survey found that they feel trapped between the Hippocratic Oath and their personal desire to stay out of court and in business. Doctors Practice Medicine in Fear, New Study Finds and why would emergency room physicians lie??? 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 So when Obamacare defenders and defenders of those poor defenseless millionaire ambulance chasers say $600 billion a year is not accurate??? Either they are "experts"??? "Delusional" or just plain ignorant and definitely hypocritically because they stupidly blame those evil insurance companies trying to make a PROFIT off a business that sends 80% or more of revenue on CLAIM payments! It doesn't make any sense to blame the company that processes the payments when the cause is simple fear of lawsuits being filed by millionaire lawyers! Yet you same people critical of health insurance companies totally ignore reality.. i.e. $600 billion a year in defensive medicine is a fact!