Thursday, July 30, 2009

They're Coming For Your Tonsils

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY Posted Wednesday, July 29, 2009 4:20 PM PT

Health Costs: Lawyers are responsible for more unneeded procedures than "greedy" doctors. But instead of capping malpractice awards, bureaucrats will soon decide which treatments are OK and whether you're worth it.
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Comment: The Democrats in Congress have consistently blocked efforts to limit malpractice awards. The cost of malpractice insurance and the cost of providing health care designed to defend the health care provider against potential law suites is a factor in the high cost of health care. Your doctor may not be ordering that unnecessary test to pad the bill but to defend himself in case he is later sued. Part of an overhaul of health care should include tort reform.

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