What is Tort reform?

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    The Washington Independent » Tort Reform Unlikely to Cut Health Care Costs

    So, is this a GOP smoke screen?
     
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    Ya cause when a lawyer like Edwards wins a multimillion dollar suit claiming cerebral Palsy is a fault of a doctor we have no problems right? You may want to do a little research, there are places in this country that you can not get a baby delivered because of idiotic lawsuits like that one. No doctor will risk a lawsuit working there. And the cost of Insurance for doctors just keeps climbing.
     
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    I'm sorry Gunny, did you miss this part?
     
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    And I don't believe your source, NOR do I discount an easy fix even if it was that small. WHY because we are talking about MILLIONS of dollars that effect the charges a doctor , a clinic or a Hospital charge.

    Once again read up on Edwards great law career and how he turned birth defects into somehow being a doctors fault at delivery. All by claiming he could speak for a baby in a womb.
     
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    Yes, a GOP smokescreen.
     
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    For those wanting to dispute the 1.5 percent number from that article, there is a CBO report saying that in the most extreme case, it's maybe two percent.
     
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    Lets assume 2 percent just for the argument. for every BILLION dollars of health care costs that is 20 million dollars. Now add it up. And it is easily fixed. ell except you would have to oppose the greedy money grubbing lawyers to fix it.

    Obama and his supporters have stated that any savings are good. In fact they want mandatory discussions with terminally ill patients and the elderly to convince them to forgo procedures and medication and just die quietly. And they will PAY doctors to do this. But no time or effort for tort reform.
     
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    Howard Dean seems to have a good handle on this issue.

     
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    Maybe you should ask Howard Dean about this....ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
     
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    Gunny...what the loons are leaving out is the cost of malpractice insurance. There wouldn't be a need for a doctor to have to pay 100,000 dollars a year +++++ for malpractice insurance if there was tort reform but these left wing ideologues fail to see anything past the Messiah's last speech touting government control of everyone's life from cradle to grave.
     

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