View Poll Results: Are Republicans against ALL forms of healthcare reform?

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Thread: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    The fact is the liability insurance and costs of lawsuits amounts to less that 1% of the costs of healthcare.
    I don't think you understand that just claiming so does not make it true. Where is the factual evidence that shows what you are claiming (that TORT reform would only amount to 1% of the cost)

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    Re: Do Republicans want to kill ALL healthcare reform?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    I don't think you understand that just claiming so does not make it true. Where is the factual evidence that shows what you are claiming (that TORT reform would only amount to 1% of the cost)
    According to a new study from Public Citizen, medical malpractice payments to patients who have been injured due to medical errors declined for the third year in a row. The study further shows that the payouts total between merely 0.18% and 0.6% of the overall medical costs in this country.

    Is this decline the result of better medical care? Unfortunately, no, according to the study. Instead, fewer injured patients are being compensated. Approximately 98,000 people are killed every year in this country due to medical mistakes, but payouts only go to about 11,000 of them. If there is a medical malpractice crisis in this country, the core of the crisis is sloppy medicine, not frivolous lawsuits, notes the study:

    http://www.citizen.org/documents/NPDB_Report_200907.pdf
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    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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