Medical Malpractice Not to Blame for Rising Health Care Costs

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A panel of experts, speaking at Georgetown University, has declared that tort “reform” of medical malpractice lawsuits is not the solution to the current health care crisis. As many previous studies have detailed, this panel stated that medical malpractice accounts for only 2 to 3 percent of health care costs. So eliminating medical malpractice lawsuits entirely would have only a minimal effect on the costs of care. Here are excerpts from a McClatchy article about the panel discussion...

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