"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Tort reform is a case in point. The argument goes that lawsuits drive up the cost of medical care because they force doctors to pay high insurance rates and over-treat to avoid litigation. Makes sense, right? So limiting malpractice liability should lower medical costs. Problem is, better than half the states have enacted tort reform and it doesn't seem to have lowered medical costs at all! Why not. Well, it looks like what's happening is that malpractice insurance premiums are indeed dropping ... but that savings isn't being passed on to health care consumers! Can you believe it? The doctors are making more money and the insurance companies are making more money, but you and I are still holding the bag.
I see you are a fan of the EX one-term congressman Alan Grayson............why am I not surprised.