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malpractice reform - Ilya Shlyakhter (notestaff) - letters to editors
August 2nd, 2004
09:25 am

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Now, That's the Ticket

Torts, as Christina Forbes argues (letter, July 30), serve a useful purpose, but they do drive up medical costs. To solve this problem, let people opt out of the tort system: Give cheaper health insurance to those who agree to limits on any malpractice awards. 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:May 16th, 2007 11:43 am (UTC)

Interesting Idea

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The major problem with our tort reform policy is the potential abuse of a system that allows the indigent to "opt-out" of their potential legal rights. With that said, I love the idea.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 8th, 2012 02:15 am (UTC)
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Torte reform movement is based on lies perpulated by the insurance industy, doctors ect.. The otragious lawsuits we've all heasr about are based on lies or distrtions of the truth. The only ones hurt by this are the people. An example is the Mc Donalds lawsuit not only was the amount over turned but the woman burned never even asked for money other than they pay her bill.
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