Originally Posted by kennyo7
As a physician I have a selfish reason to want to push tort reform. But the reality is tort reform has a very small effect if any on the nations health care costs. This has been studied extensively with the best studies coming from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical practice. I advise you to take a look at their studies, start with the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care.
Additionally, when you look at the states with tort reform enacted, ie. Texas, where costs were not reduced.
If you are serious about reducing Health Care Costs then we need to look at cutting out wateful medical practices. I would start with end of life care where we spend 40% of Medicare dollars on a persons last month of life.
Colorado has the most stringent tort reform...but rank 8th nationwide on health care costs.
Tort reform is a dog whistle.
Sent from my 8.6 acre property with 4 bedroom house with waterfront views and low utility costs because of the gas well on my property using fireworks...