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Steve Breen

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  1. jonesb

    jonesb said, over 3 years ago

    Sadly lawyers have paid our government to make adoption so convoluted that it requires huge sums to be paid to lawyers, pricing adoption out of the question for most of the middle class. The government doesn’t care about you or kids, kids are just another prop for their reelection campaign.

  2. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 3 years ago

    I think the reason tort reform is left out is because it takes away the rights of the patient. Yes, there is fraud, but in true cases of malpractice, the patient or family has to deal with the effects of the malpractice plus the lawsuit already. Removing that protection can end up with a case needing to meet qualifications A through X before it can go to trial, leaving many valid cases unheard and allowing healthcare facilities to lower standards because they only need to “meet the minimum” to avoid lawsuits. Doctors are not the issue here, but the administrators, whose job it is to see a hospital turn a profit. Adding something to a general healthcare reform bill is not the place for this – it is a legal issue that should be reformed in a seperate bill.
    Currently, the states have control of this. Ask your state senators and representatives to change their laws. If the trend is towards reform, then the federal government may follow.

  3. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, over 3 years ago

    I blame the Republicans.
    They were warned by Hillarycare.
    They could look at Europe & Canada & see the writing on the wall.
    But when they got control of House, Senate, & Administration they did nothing to reasonably fix what needed fixing. (Tort Reform, Increase competition & access across states via legitimate Commerce clause authority, divorce health insurance from employment, etc..)
    Why blame the children when the adults act irresponsibly?
    GOP needs to be replaced with a useful Constituionalist Party.

  4. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    ObamaCare in all its thousands of pages doesn’t have a single provision to eliminate or control tort fraud, which is the biggest source of medical cost inflation."

    Pure fiction. Malpractice lawsuits account for less than 2% of medical costs. You’re comment also makes it sound like there are no legitimate lawsuits against doctors.

  5. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Texas enacted some of the most extensive malpractice reforms in the nation in 2003. The number of lawsuits in the state has fallen by half since then, and malpractice premiums are down 30%. But health-care costs in Texas are still among the highest in the nation and are growing at a faster rate than in most other states.

  6. kamwick

    kamwick said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    You just gave the best illustration of the fact that the rise in healthcare costs really isn’t caused by malpractice suits.

  7. kamwick

    kamwick said, over 3 years ago

    Unfortunately, “the people” don’t really do a good job of it either. Witness all the state propositions that, once passed, are easily shot down because they’re unconstitutional.

  8. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Yeah. I was thinking, “If the Christian Taliban get their way, more women will have to go to back alley butchers like this guy.”

  9. Libertarian1

    Libertarian1 said, over 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Written by someone who has absolutely no knowledge of reality. You are just parroting the NYT. Money awarded at malpractice suits is less tan 1% of the costs. Every single day in my practice I order hundreds of very very expensive tests that provide no benefit to the patient but protect me from the trial lawyers. You mean you never once ordered a serum plutonium level? Ladies and gentlemen of the jury from his lips he never ordered serum plutonium.

    Simple solution just like every other western country in the world loser pays. But lawyers hate that because half their suits are simply nuisance and that would disappear..

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