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Folks this update analysis of tort reform written by yours truly….

..Tort reform may very well be the ticket to heath care savings for which President Obama is looking. According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers that saving may reach over $2.1 trillion over a ten year period:

Doctors ordering tests or procedures not based on need but concern over liability or increasing their income is the biggest waste of health care dollars, costing the system at least $210 billion a year, according to the report. The problem is called “defensive medicine.”

“Sometimes the motivation is to avoid malpractice suits, or to make more money because they are compensated more for doing more,” said Dr. Arthur Garson, provost of the University of Virginia and former dean of its medical school. “Many are also convinced that doing more tests is the right thing to do.” (Source CNN) The American people agree, a new poll reports Americans aren’t buying the President’s claim that Obamacare will reduce long term health care costs, actually more people also believe that tort reform is a better way to cut costs than the 1,100 page tome being written by the congress


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