By: Admin On: July 07, 2016 In: Myths, News, tortreform Comments: 0

Common Dreams, July 2, 2016

The rest of the Ryan/Republican plan to replace Obamacare is simply the same ideas conservatives have been half-heartedly kicking around since health care reform passed.

  • “Tort reform” masquerades here as “medical liability reform,” but it still limits the amount of money injured people can receive in a malpractice lawsuit. The Ryan/Republican plan still cites “frivolous lawsuits” as a major contributor to rising health care costs, though studies found that only four to seven percent of the injured ever file suits, and that “medical liability” limits failed to cut health care costs in states like Texas and Ohio

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