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The cure is worse than the disease

Adam Zyglis
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The Republicans have still not given us their promised alternative to Obamacare. And it is very unlikely they ever will. In fact, I think about the only thing they have consistently promoted that is not already in the ACA is tort reform, which they claim will lower the cost of malpractice insurance to doctors by reducing frivolous lawsuits. Oh the hypocrisy.

UPDATE: Jon Stewart makes the same point:



  1. Michael wrote:

    Perhaps Jon’s a fan of PI. Maybe Jon is actually moonlighting here using the pseudonym Westomoon. And Patriotsgt is really Stephen Colbert. I knew it!

    Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 6:39 am | Permalink
  2. Dan wrote:

    My cousin who holds a PhD in Hospital Administration, does research and teaches at the U of Iowa has stated many times that tort reform would only be a drop in the bucket to lowering the cost of health care. (She was called to DC to give input on “Clinton Care”)I guess the GOP just hates trial lawyers and the people they represent. Legal action is a kind of regulatory system to weed out bad doctors and drugs.

    Friday, August 8, 2014 at 7:49 am | Permalink