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  •  That interview doesn't answer the question. (0+ / 0-)

    I didn't understand this part:

    For gray areas where awards and settlements
    are typically (but not always)
    excluded, such as punitive damages

    but I do understand that they didn't include any defensive actions against legal action.

    I also think that comparing $30 billion against a $2Trillion health system understates reality, if only because parts of that system -- like Worker's comp -- greatly restrict the ability to file malpractice suits.

    As it is, the reported cost is about $250-300 per family per year.  Not a fortune, but not nothing, especially to those at the low end of the wage scale.

    Free speech? Yeah, I've heard of that. Have you?

    by dinotrac on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 09:19:52 AM PST

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