Why would a reform bill cut doctors pay but not mention anything about tort reform at all?

Lobbyists perhaps? The cost of malpractice insurance is a major driver in health care cost. You must be a lawyer States were forced to pass tort reform because the doctors MOVED. Washington state had all but about 3 pediatricians in the state say they were leaving unless it was passed. There was a huge shortage and what do you do when they say no more patients?

Asked By: C B - 9/3/2009
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Think a minute. What profession of people dominate congress? Answer: lawyers... More
Answered By: Libertarian - 9/3/2009
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We don't need tort reform.
Answered By: Bush Lied Millions Died - 9/3/2009
Thank goodness that practicing protective medicine doesn't add billions of cost a year to all of our tabs. Is it coincidence that the majority of politicians and lobbyists are lawyers...tort reform won't happen until Americans demand it.
Answered By: blissdds - 9/3/2009
You're right the Lobbyists in the Health Care Profession have been paying our Lawmakers to get Elected or Re-Elected they are in the Business of making Money. Knowing Capitalism works Reform doesn't.
Answered By: tfoley5000 - 9/3/2009
95 % of Democratic politicians are lawyers
Answered By: Ryde-On - 9/3/2009
Those poor lawyers. We need them. Why would you want to punish them. Texas tort reform passes - next year medical lawsuits down 70%
Answered By: Teguci - 9/3/2009
quit trolling. you know dang well that the Democratic party is in the pocket of the trail lawyers -- their second biggest campaign gravy train after the unions... More
Answered By: Spock (rhp) - 9/3/2009
WE DO NEED TORT REFORM! Do libs want retards like John Edwards and other lawyers to keep filing these frivolous lawsuits and penalizing doctors and hospitals? What will happen if we do not put a cap and the rerwards for these tort cases is health care costs will keep rising UNCHECKED and no matter what we do... More
Answered By: cadcommando2003 - 9/3/2009
95% of the money donated to politicians by tort lawyers goes to Democrats...Democrats won't bite the hand that feeds them the same way Democrats are owned by unions and thats why the UAW now owns 40% of GM.
Answered By: William S - 9/3/2009
Because 95% of malpractice cases are filed in STATE courts not FEDERAL and so it is a state level issue not federal. This is why Texas, Florida and other states do Tort Reform at the state level... More
Answered By: JW B - 9/3/2009
This has been the debate....Why?, why?, why?. The bill is sooo ridiculous, absurd and open ended that it is not a bill on reform, as it is a license to do as they wish....I was hospitalized for one week not to long ago...Every nurse I spoke to was for the the time I was released not a single nurse or... More
Answered By: Grandma - 9/3/2009
Democrats drafted it, and it won't work.
Answered By: Soylent Obama - 9/3/2009
Some states did institute tort reform, they haven't seen any benefits... More
Answered By: justagrandma - 9/3/2009
We're heading for quite a shortage of doctors. Who wants to get into a profession that requires 7-10+ years of expensive education and then pays $50,000 per year? Meanwhile $150,000 per year for malpractice insurance (for a single doctor) is fine and dandy... More
Answered By: kpk02 - 9/3/2009
First, tort reform would address a very small problem. Yes it is needed but it won't do much in the way of fixing the health care problems we are having right now. It will help doctors make more money but it won't affect health care... More
Answered By: Bob Loblaw - 9/3/2009
Lobbyists AND Congress...many of our Congress members are lawyers. They don't want to touch it. And let's think about this... More
Answered By: §§pecial Unicorn™ - 9/3/2009
"Tort reform" is a Republican Trojan Horse term that actually means removing consumer protections in case they become victims of malpractice. Corporate-friendly Republicans have used this "tort reform" terminology before to limit punitive damage awards in accident cases and to put a lid on the amount that can be... More
Answered By: Armchair Goddess - 9/3/2009
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