Category Archives: President Barack Obama

Why the Supreme Court Decision on ObamaCare Didn’t Really Matter

The Supreme Court decision on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act—or as its detractors call it, ObamaCare—was a victory for the President, judicial precedent and the estimated 32 to 50 million Americans who will soon have … Continue reading

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Will Medical Malpractice Reform Be Part of the Debt Ceiling Solution?

I was contacted this morning by the Executive Office of the President and the Library of Congress this morning. Both offices were requesting the Medical Liability Monitor’s Annual Rate Survey data. Being the morning after the President and Speaker of … Continue reading

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Malpractice Immunity & Evidence-Based Medicine

side note: Here is an article that shows the conflict of interest that is inherent in our current system of medical liability, and outlines a reform idea worth closer inspection. While sovereign immunity is doubtful, it is an academic argument … Continue reading

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President Obama Starts Drive For Medical Malpractice Reforms

President Obama is calling for ste-level tort reforms, but stops short of endorsing damage caps. Continue reading

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State of the Union: President Obama Open to Medical Malpractice Reform

President Barack Obama signals he is open to working with Republicans on medical malpractice reform in his State of the Union address. Continue reading

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