Friday, March 19, 2010

It's in the damn bill

Sigh. A co-writer over The Faster Times laments the lack of tort reform in health care package and attributes it to trial lawyer dominance over Democrats.

Tort reform is right there in section 6801 of the Senate bill, which can be found on page 1822 of this Senate bill pdf.

It should be noted that the efficacy of tort reform is, of course, highly debatable. But the bill does include some tort reform and if Republicans had bothered to negotiate with Democrats then maybe there would be more significant reforms. Republicans decided that short term politics were better than long term solutions, that's not the fault of trial lawyers.

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