The Truth About Tort Reform

With Repubs gearing up for the next election some of them, notably Rick Perry, are already talking about national tort reform. If Perry is elected he is likely to push for reforms much like those that exist in Texas. However, Perry has been giving false info about the results of his changes and many of them actually prove that tort reform has made people worse-off. In addition, the Congressional Supercommittee is considering tort reforms that would limits actions against doctors and health providers. Here are some interesting links: http://voices.injuryboard.com/medical-malpractice/letter-to-super-committee-opposing-federal-tort-reform-proposals.aspx?googleid=295064 http://thehill.com/blogs/healthwatch/medical-malpractice/187061-report-says-texas-tort-reform-has-made-healthcare-worse http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/aug/25/rick-perry/rick-perry-says-texas-added-21000-doctors-because-/ http://prwatch.org/news/2011/09/11002/rick-perrys-texas-health-care-hoax

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