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July 24, 2003

Lies Around Medical Malpractice

This is a rather startline story find by Calpundit about a hearing on medical malpractice in Florida, where the witnesses were actually asked to testify under oath. According to this Florida newspaper report, a bunch of insurance folks immediately reversed previous testimony they had made before. Such as-

  • The president of the state's largest malpractice-insurance company said no, insurers didn't need a cap on jury awards to be profitable.
  • A state regulator said no, there hasn't been an explosion of frivolous lawsuits.
  • Contrary to stories of doctors quitting the business, the number of licensed doctors is increasing.

    But hey, when the President of the United States lies to send young people off to die in war, what's a few lies to push through malpractice "reform" to enrich insurance companies?

    Posted by Nathan at July 24, 2003 01:27 PM