How Missouri Cut Junk Lawsuits
We showed how to do malpractice reform, if Congress wants a model.
Tort reform works. Missouri's medical malpractice claims are now at a 30-year low. Average payouts are about $50,000 below the 2005 average. Malpractice insurers are also turning a profit for the fifth year in a row—allowing other insurers to compete for business in Missouri. This will drive down costs, which will save government programs money as well as improve the system for patients. It will also leave doctors with more resources to invest in better care.
Of course, with the "Democratic" Party in the hip pocket of the tort bar, you're not likely to see it happen.