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  •  Tort reform is a crock of shit. Ask a Texan. (5+ / 0-)

    It's been touted as cutting medical care costs down here since w was running for governor the first time.

    Well, the GOP shoved it through the lege and down our throats, and guess what?

    Malpractice insurance costs keep right on soaring.
    Medical insurance premiums keep right on escalating.

    Not unlike every other thing he ever touched, w screwed up tort reform.

    Don't buy the bullshit that it solves a thing. All it does is make paying the medical bills or funeral costs another burden on survivors, and give corporations another skate to ride off on with your money.

    Texas: Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Lady Bird & LBJ, Ann Richards, Sam Rayburn, Dan Rather, Ike, Sully Sullenberger, Lloyd Bentsen. It's No Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 at 05:16:54 AM PDT

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    •  Texan?? Me to. (0+ / 0-)

      I contacted a lawyer to possibly sue a doctor for lousy treatment and surgery. Guess what Tort Reform brought us?? The lawyer asked me right up front how much I made. Seems our tort reform sets a maximum on punitive damages to a multiple of your annual income. Unless you make a lot of money finding a lawyer to work on contingency is impossible. Leaves the right to sue on contingency to the rich but takes it away from the middle and lower classes.

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