Actually , higher premiums were caused by Republican state legislatures, like Texas, passing tort reform measures to place financial limits on medical malpractice lawsuits. By limiting the amount of financial compensation for any single malpractice lawsuit , it exploded the numbers of lawsuits submitted to a full court trial process and ballooned legal costs for the state's criminal justice system too. This, of course, put upward pressure on rising premium rates of Doctors and Nurses malpractice insurance as well. " A recent post on the site Protect Consumer Justice.org , argues that instead of tort reform,“a surefire way to reduce the amount of money paid to malpractice victims is to reduce the amount of malpractice.” That may sound simplistic, but until recently, this strategy was overshadowed by the promise of tort reform: place stricter limits on awards and suits and people will stop filing malpractice cases. The price of malpractice insurance will drop and doctors will stop practicing defensive medicine and stop leaving risky specialties. We’ve heard this so often that we haven’t been able to spot a key failing: tort reform doesn’t do anything to prevent negligence and medical error in the first place—and that is really what will drive change and reduce litigation.<quoted text>
Speak English. Yiddish devalues your opinion.
The rebates are pocket change compared to the higher premiums caused by Obamacare.
Just like the fools who have too much withheld from their pay so they can get a refund in April.
A good place to start is in medical education. In a commentary in a recent issue of the Journal of Academic Medicine, Robert Wachter, professor of medicine at UC San Francisco and Eric Alper, professor of medicine at UMass Memorial Medical Center question why medical malpractice is not part of the curriculum in medical schools or in resident training. Most programs never even broach the topic which brings out feelings of “shame, fear and often anger” among providers. But Wachter and Alper believe that using past malpractice cases to help teach medical residents and students about what causes errors is highly beneficial.
They write,“The patient safety movement is moving forward. In too many health care organizations, risk management continues to maintain one of the last remaining information silos. The danger of sharing information about adverse events and malpractice is likely overestimated, and keeping it secret almost certainly hampers improvement. It is high time that we tear down the wall that cloisters this critical patient safety information from our clinicians and trainees.”Check this out: http://www.healthbeatblog.com/2011/03/instead...