Monday, September 28, 2009

QR Commentary: The Myth of "Tort Reform"

As the health care debate drags on into the Fall, many of us have heard about the need for "tort reform" to bring down the cost of health care. "Tort reform" critics argue that

But, this is hardly a new idea, and, while we support a more efficient health care system with less preventable errors, we strongly discourage the taking of people's civil rights.

The following article from sets the facts straight:

  • Forty-six states have already done it, and costs have continued to skyrocket;
  • The Congressional Budget Office and Government Accountability Office have said tort reform will save practically no money, and they found no evidence of defensive medicine;
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- Quatrini Rafferty -