:: Health Care Reform – Another Tort “Reform” Opportunity For The Insurance Lobby

As health care “reform” proposals float in the air like leaves in an autumn breeze, it is interesting to see how “tort reform” finds new forms of expression from even the somewhat left-leaning Huffington Post. See this article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-r…_b_229812.html

They voice concern about limiting patients’ right to sue, but they at the same time state:

We could limit the amount of fees their attorneys get but that won’t pass muster with so many lawyers in Congress. We do need to do something about the spiraling cost of malpractice insurance which is driving doctors away from some specialties and some out of the profession altogether. We can create low cost government backed malpractice insurance (and therein regulate attorney litigation costs), not unlike flood insurance.