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Wisconsin Tort Reform: Judges now have less discretion in finding frivolousness, imposing sanctions

side note: Right now, Wisconsin is ground zero in the labor rights fight, but the villain Gov. Scott Walker pushed through a tort reform measure during an emergency session he called during his first week in office. Below is a … Continue reading

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Rand Health Study: Investment in New Healthcare Quality Measures Needed as Cost-Cutting Strategies Grow

side note: With all the cost-cutting that is proposed at both federal and state levels, this is an especially prescient report. As the healthcare industry, employers and government officials seek to control the growth of health spending, new efforts are … Continue reading

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New York Governor Cuomo Working to Reform Medicaid, Medical Malpractice with Caps on Damages

side note: Here’s an unusual piece of politics. The Democratic Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, is proposing malpractice damage caps to heal the state’s economic woes. With the intention of re-structuring New York’s Medicaid system, Governor Cuomo is urging … Continue reading

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Wisconsin State Government Flips to Republican Control, Tort Reform Takes Center Stage in New Legislative Agenda

Wisconsin’s newly republican majorities rush tort reform through the legislative process. New medical malpractice restrictions enacted. Continue reading

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Bipartisan Policy Center Launches New Health Project Led by Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist

Former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist team with Bipartisan Policy Center to address the country’s healthcare problems. Continue reading

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Towers Watson: Tort Costs Drop in 2009, MedMal Trends Remain Mild

In 2009, the nation’s overall tort costs dropped by 2.7 percent, and medical professional liability trends look mild. Continue reading

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