Editorial Re: Tort Reform

Here is an editorial from Wausau Daily Hearld Wisconsin, the county seat in my home county in the Northwoods.

A sample:

Now legislators have pulled another number from thin air and set it as the cap after hearing tales of horror and woe from the state’s physicians. You likely heard or saw some of their ads. They said that without a cap, doctors would flee the state for fear of being sued, or that health care costs would skyrocket to compensate doctors for increasing insurance premiums.

And they made villains of those handy bottom-feeding targets, trial lawyers. The cap, the ads suggested, wouldn’t hurt those really injured by their hard-working doctors. It would just take money from the pockets of attorneys.

Problem is, not much of it is true.”