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reducing malpractice costs - Ilya Shlyakhter (notestaff) - letters to editors
August 2nd, 2004
08:49 am

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reducing malpractice costs
Voluntary Caps

Re "In Defense of Courtroom Advocates," Commentary, July 26: Bashing trial lawyers won't reduce medical costs, and capping jury awards looks politically difficult. Instead, give cheaper health insurance to people who voluntarily agree to caps on any future malpractice award.

Doctors who treat such patients can pay less for malpractice insurance and pass on the savings. People who want the right to unlimited jury awards can continue to play the lottery, but on their own nickel.

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From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 8th, 2012 02:19 am (UTC)
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Won't work. Malpractice only takes 3% of overall insurance costs so your not saving any money but limiting yourself if you end up injured. As for the malpractice insurnce, if doctors would actually police themselves better costs could go down. Would also help if juries would stop giving awards based on sympathy and not what a doctor did or didn't do.
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