Deficit Reduction: Malpractice Proposal

Monday, November 15, 2010

The president's deficit commission outline includes tort reform as a means to cut medical expenses. Philip K. Howard, founder and chair of Common Good and the author of Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans from Too Much Lawtalks about his alternative solution: medical courts.


Philip K. Howard

Comments [5]


BRavo Mr. Howard!

Now I propose we also have separate courts for those accused of crimes while wearing blue.

Nov. 15 2010 03:22 PM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

What bull. How about the pharmaceuticals lining the pockets of politicians so that expensive patents on drugs are extend and no cheap generics are on the market. This guy is simply supporting monopoly capitalism

Nov. 15 2010 11:51 AM
Mike from Tribeca

"Tort reform" is just another way for insurance companies not to say they're sorry.

Nov. 15 2010 11:43 AM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

So health Courts will be stacked by pro-medical, pro pharmaceutical, pro insurance “independent professionals.”
The only way left then for a citizen to get justice is with a gun.

Nov. 15 2010 11:41 AM
JSMill from NYC

It seems that Tort reform is another way of removing the fundamental rights of the people who make the rich richer. My boss a well known libertarian sponsor and supporter who loves Mr Howard and his ideology. They follow the principal of few laws and regulations on every aspect of the interface between the individual ( the right individuals - not us) and private enterprise. Do you think it was a coincidence that they changed the bankruptcy rules under Bush ? Americans were being encouraged to gear up on credit exposure. Numerous examples of tort reform are just plain wrong. Banning guns in colleges is a good example of a good law, I think, and yet it is under attack by tort reformers.
Libertarianism like Communism belongs on the dustbin of history. It is after all Communism's evil twin. I am not using my real name because if the CEO were to find out I would be dismissed. So much for libertarian ideals.

Nov. 15 2010 11:21 AM

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