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  • enkidu4500 enkidu4500 Sep 15, 2004 1:26 PM Flag

    Frivolous Lawsuits:

    As part of its continuing pattern of deception, this administration continues to suggest that "frivolous" lawsuits are the cause of rising health care costs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

    From the American Progress Report:

    "LITIGATION DOWN: President Bush has vilified trial lawyers for everything from driving doctors out of medicine to driving health care costs up to devastating small businesses. The numbers don't back him up. Recent data put out by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics showed, "The number of civil trials in the nation's 75 largest counties dropped by 47 percent from 1992 to 2001." Plaintiffs won about half the time, but the overall damages award shrank from $65,000 in 1992 to $37,000 in 2001."

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    • "clearly they are inflating health care costs but more important they are driving trained physicians out of medicine."
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      How about some some evidence? Or is this just another of your beliefs that we must take on faith?
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      I think that's an unofficial rule of logic: Anything which is asserted to be "clear" is generally not at all.

    • According to a Congressional Budget Office study, medical malpractice costs add about 2% to total health care costs. The claims by the administration that malpractice liabilities are causing high health care costs is bogus.


      http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdocs/49xx/doc4968/01-08-MedicalMalpractice.pdf

    • You are obviously an educated, but misguided, person who reminds me of William Jennings Bryan in thew Scopes monkey trial case.

    • Frivolous lawsuits are those where there is no proof of medical malpractice. When juries decide there is medical malpractice and award damages, that, by definition is NOT frivolious and it is those in which Juries find medical malpractice that are costly to the insurance companies. So what do you want, fewer lawsuits and more medical malpractice, or what?

    • "clearly they are inflating health care costs but more important they are driving trained physicians out of medicine."
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      How about some some evidence? Or is this just another of your beliefs that we must take on faith?

    • they are vilified for good reason - they are villians.

    • As part of its continuing pattern of deception, this administration continues to suggest that "frivolous" lawsuits are the cause of rising health care costs. The evidence suggests otherwise.

      From the American Progress Report:

      "LITIGATION DOWN: President Bush has vilified trial lawyers for everything from driving doctors out of medicine to driving health care costs up to devastating small businesses. The numbers don't back him up. Recent data put out by the Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics showed, "The number of civil trials in the nation's 75 largest counties dropped by 47 percent from 1992 to 2001." Plaintiffs won about half the time, but the overall damages award shrank from $65,000 in 1992 to $37,000 in 2001."
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      Another Bush falsehood put to bed. Don't you hatre when that happens. OH WELL George blow some other smoke up our asses.

 
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