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

June 29, 2012 by matray

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 access to healthcare. As Americans, we care about the health… Continue reading...

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

July 26, 2011 by matray

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 the House made televised speeches on how they were at… Continue reading...

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Malpractice Immunity & Evidence-Based Medicine

March 29, 2011 by matray

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 worth exploring. It's been a year since health care reform… Continue reading...

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President Obama Starts Drive For Medical Malpractice Reforms

February 16, 2011 by matray

side note: No shocker here. None of the $250 million can be used for implementing damage caps (like the Republican HEALTH Act seeks), but the President is in favor of states implementing ideas like health courts. WASHINGTON (AP) - Putting his own stamp on a long-standing Republican priority, President Barack… Continue reading...

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

January 27, 2011 by matray

In his recent, Jan. 25, State of the Union address, President Barack Obama indicated that he is “willing to look at other ideas to bring down [healthcare] costs, including one that Republicans suggested last year: medical malpractice reform to rein in frivolous lawsuits.” Shortly after the State of the Union,… Continue reading...

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