Minnesota: A Model for Medical Malpractice Suits

Tort reform is not the answer. It will not lower health insurance rates. It will not lower health care costs. It will not reduce doctors' premiums. Rather, it will penalize the most critically injured patients. Furthermore, it will reduce the pressure on medical professionals to avoid careless medical errors. The focus should be on reducing the number of medical errors. Currently in the United … [Read more...]

Tort Reform: Not the Fix for Health Care System

In an effort to shift the blame for our country's health care crisis away from private insurers and onto the legal system, proponents of tort reform say there are three reasons for the surge in health care expenses: defensive medicine frivolous lawsuits high malpractice insurance premiums driving doctors out of business The Truth of the Matter: Defensive Medicine Does Not Increase Health … [Read more...]