ATR Releases New Paper on Medical Tort Reform
A synopsis of the paper reads:
The current healthcare problem in the United States is largely due to the suppression of the free market. Noneconomic damage awards in medical malpractice cases have proven to be unpredictable and to bear little relationship to the practitioner’s negligence. As a result, the cost of liability insurance is not proportional to the actual risk of the practice being insured. Instead, that risk is artificially inflated through the threat of frivolous litigation, driving prices up.