Friday, October 9, 2009

CBO: Tort Reform Will Lower the Federal Deficit

Many doctors pay $100,000 to $250,000 a year in malpractice insurance even if they've never had a judgment against them. Neurology leads the list of high-cost malpractice insurance. Obstetrics isn't far behind.

Medical malpractice reform would reduce the annual federal deficit, saving the government $54 billion over 10 years, according to an analysis by the Congressional Budget Office.

It's the Republicans that are pushing for tort reform. The Democrats, however, have been ignoring those calls. Not surprisingly, they are bankrolled heavily by trial lawyers.

You can find the original article here.

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