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Howard Dean about why Dems aren't including tort reform in health care bills

August 27 2009 at 1:51 PM
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"This is the answer from a doctor and a politician. Heres why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that, the more stuff you put in it, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason that tort reform is not in the bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everyone else they were taking on. And that is the plain and simple truth."

What he left out is the enormous campaign and PAC contributions made by trial lawyers and their associations...

 
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Re: Howard Dean about why Dems aren't including tort reform in health care bills

August 27 2009, 4:50 PM 

I appreciate him being honest, but the lack of tort reform, which would be perhaps the most universally supported part of the whole bill, being included just brings question to the credibility of the whole process. Honestly, with the exception of a trial lawyer you may know, does anyone know a single person who would be against reasonable tort reform? Who is willing to accept higher medical costs from every doctor on the off chance that, if you get the wrong toe amputated, you can sue for a gazillion dollars?

 
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