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Bloomberg Article on Medical Liability Reform

"Malpractice Lawsuits Are ‘Red Herring’ in Obama Health Plan" is the title of this article from Bloomberg.

Am excerpt: 

While Obama vowed to address physicians’ malpractice worries in a speech yesterday, the annual jury awards and legal settlements involving doctors amounts to “a drop in the bucket” in a country that spends $2.3 trillion annually on health care, said Amitabh Chandra, an economist at Harvard University, in a telephone interview. Chandra estimated the cost at $12 per person in the U.S., or about $3.6 billion, in a 2005 study. Insurer WellPoint Inc. said in a report last month that liability wasn’t driving up health premiums.

 

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