Moderated by Rick Badie
Today’s issue: medical malpractice tort reform. Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus supports a compensation system that would take claims out of civil courts and wants the Legislature to adopt it. Meanwhile, William E. Silver, president of the Medical Association of Georgia, says such a system would prove even more costly to the health care profession.
Reform medical malpractice
By Bernie Marcus
President Barack Obama is scrambling to keep promises he made to Americans when he sold us the Affordable Care Act. But what happened to his pledge to reform the medical malpractice system?
Our current liability system drives costs far higher and denies compensation to patients harmed by doctors. It’s expensive and unfair, and the new law ignores the issue completely.
Reforming the way this nation compensates injured patients affects everyone. By not addressing the issue, Obamacare will cost Americans dearly — particularly doctors and patients — while