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Medical Malpractice Reform

The Affordable Care Act and Medical Malpractice Reform

Darryl S. Weiman, M.D., J.D. | Posted 06.04.2016 | Politics
Darryl S. Weiman, M.D., J.D.

It looks like the ACA has created a health care environment where it is more likely for the provider to be the target of a malpractice suit. Although alternative forms of resolution will be investigated, the target will remain the same.

How the GOP Plans to Replace Obamacare

Linda Bergthold | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The new Republican majority in Congress claim they are going to replace the Affordable Care Act. With what? The same old policies of the past two decades: malpractice reform, allowing insurance to be sold across state lines, and "personal responsibility for health insurance." These ideas are so stale that I decided to repost something I wrote on The Huffington Post over four years ago.

Cookbook Medicine Is a Recipe for Disaster

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 05.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Joanne Doroshow

When triggered by the desire to reduce unwarranted variation in practice and provide patients with benchmark quality care, adherence to clinical guidelines can often improve patient safety. But turning guidelines into legal standards would be bad for both patients and doctors.

Obamacare Is Not the Only Health Care Law in Town

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 06.09.2012 | Miami
Spencer Aronfeld

I hope that Americans are not too distracted by the Obamacare debate to allow H.R. 5 to pass the Senate.

Rick Perry's Health Plan -- Same Old Same Old

Linda Bergthold | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

Rick Perry's health plan proposes absolutely nothing new. He regurgitates the same talking points Republicans have been touting for over twenty years.

Why Medical Malpractice Reform Is Off Limits | PHILIP K. HOWARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Eliminating defensive medicine could save upwards of $200 billion in health-care costs annually, according to estimates by the American Medical Associ...