My take on the House’s newest (slightly less horrible) version of Medical Malpractice “reform.”


A friend of mine on twitter asked me today what I think of the House republicans’ latest version of “fixing” medical malpractice litigation. I’ve been wanting to talk about these things for a while: the proposed fixes will do far more harm to patients than good for doctors. It will remove incentives to keep things safe, and it will needlessly eliminate valid, meritorious medical malpractice cases, without getting rid of the (already extremely few) frivolous ones. Here is my (lengthy) response.