Democrats afraid of their main benefactors

If you are paying attention to the health care debate you have seen people question Democrat politicians about tort reform, and with good reason.  One of the biggest reasons that health care is so expensive is that doctors have to spend enormous amounts of money on malpractice insurance because of the work of ambulance chasing trial lawyers like former Democrat candidate John Edwards.  Anyone with a shred of logical thinking ability knows that the Democrats will never consider tort reform because they are owned lock, stock, and barrel by the huge special interest group called the American Trial Lawyers Association (i.e. slip-and-fall ambulance chasers).

Like Barack Obama in his Joe the Plumber moment, Howard Dean dropped his guard and told the truth for once.  The Washington Examiner reports:

Asked by an audience member why the legislation does nothing to cap medical malpractice class-action lawsuits against doctors and medical institutions (aka “Tort reform”), Dean responded by saying: “The reason tort reform is not in the [health care] bill is because the people who wrote it did not want to take on the trial lawyers in addition to everybody else they were taking on.  And that’s the plain and simple truth,”

So, this statist ruling junta is willing to tax me to death, is willing to trash medicare and throw grandma under the bus, they are even willing to snoop into my bank account, all in the name of bettering our health care system.  But when it comes to one huge problem that contributes massively to the cost of health care, they are running scared from a bunch of damned lawyers.  It insults my intelligence that President Urkel has the gall to even use the phrase “special interests” in derogatory statements about his opponents in this debate.  Mr Obama is owned by perhaps the most problematic special interest in the entire arena of health care. 

Change we can believe  in?  No, chains we can believe in.

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3 responses to “Democrats afraid of their main benefactors

  1. Wow, the depth of corruption a government can cover.

  2. This post has been linked for the HOT5 Daily 8/28/2009, at The Unreligious Right

  3. Remember the GOA that gave us the cost of the single payor system that everyone against a single payor system beleived. Well GOA says that “even large savings in premiums can have only a small direct impact on health care spending–private or governmental–because malpractice costs account for less than 2 percent of that spending.”

    http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=4968&type=0#t3

    Of course anytime someone talks about the cost of medical malpractice I never see any figures. The other question one must ask is what percentage of that 2% are frivilous lawsuits.

    The big insurance consulting firm puts tort cost at approximately 2% of GDP. Of that they say medical malpractice cost were $30.4 billion of the $2 trillion health care system. That puts medical malpractice cost at 1 to 1.5 percent. How much of that percentage is “frivolous”

    http://prescriptions.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/31/would-tort-reform-lower-health-care-costs/

    Also, Towers Perrin states that the total cost of tort lawsuits is 2% of the GDP. Of that how mush is “frivolous lawsuits and of that total what percentage of frivolous lawsuits are corporate “frivolous” lawsuits.

    http://www.towersperrin.com/tp/getwebcachedoc?webc=USA/2008/200811/2008_tort_costs_trends.pdf

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