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Doctors, Lawyers and the Controversial Prop 46

What's the most controversial measure on California's November ballot? The insurance regulation bill, Prop 45, may be a good contender – but more than likely the controversy over Proposition 46 will win the contest hands...more

Want lower insurance premiums? Demand insurance reform!

Doctors deserve relief from skyrocketing insurance premiums. And the citizens of Washington deserve to keep their constitutional rights intact. Is there an answer that will meet both goals? Not if you listen to the...more

Illinois Doctor Database Passed Under Overturned Medical MalPractice Law is Reinstituted

Last year, Illinois lawmakers passed a comprehensive medical care reform bill that imposed a cap in medical malpractice cases. As explained at the PopTort, when that law was overturned as unconstitutional, a number of other...more

Tort Reform Won’t Address Huge Regional Disparities in Malpractice Insurance Fees

Physician groups and health insurers often blame excessive malpractice settlements for the high rates that doctors have to pay to obtain malpractice liability insurance. But a recent analysis indicates that regional...more

Safeguard Your Malpractice Funds: Providers in Three States Blaze the Trail

How safe are your public malpractice insurance funds? They may be more vulnerable than you think. Governors and state legislatures in cash strapped states have begun looking to these appealing pools of standby funds as easy...more

Report: Congress Should Focus on Curtailing Medical Errors, Not Patients’ Rights

According to an update of the National Practitioner Data Bank released recently, fewer medical malpractice payments were made on behalf of doctors in 2009 than any other year on record. This contradicts claims by some that...more

“Tort Reform” Won’t Fix Health Care

In an op-ed article in the Baltimore Sun, attorney Wayne M. Willoughby makes a convincing argument that “tort reform” is not the solution to high healthcare costs. Here are excerpts from the article: For months now,...more

“Tort Reform” Is a Desperate Distraction From Health Care Debate

This article was written for the Huffington Post by Anthony Tarricone, president of the American Association for Justice. Here are excerpts: Those opposed to real health care reform are flailing to come up with real,...more

Tort Reform Is Not The Answer

Tort reform is not the answer — that’s the headline of an editorial in the Des Moines Register. The editorial lays out the arguments in favor of tort reform as a way to save money on health care, but comes to this...more

Tort Reform – Not a Health Care Panacea

An editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune provides insight into the current debate on the effect of medical malpractice on the costs of health insurance. The editorial puts things into perspective by pointing out that the total...more

Health Care and the Myth of Tort Reform

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch has an interesting editorial commenting on the recommendations of some politicians to make “tort reform” a part of any new health care legislation. Those of us who have spent years involved in the...more

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