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Dean tells the truth about Tort Reform

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by TheFranklinParty, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. TheFranklinParty

    TheFranklinParty New Member

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    Finally, they admitted what has been obvious to so many of us.

    Howard Dean said, “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.”

    This is what I have been saying for months. Our congressional leaders are being led by the nose by PACs, 527's, and other special interest groups. There is no question that "We the People" are taking a back seat.

    If they really wanted to lower healthcare costs, in turn make it available to more people, then the easy four steps would be:
    1. Tort Reform
    2. Interstate Competition
    3. Manage Illegal Immigration
    4. Dislocate the Employer - Insurer relationship
    The best part is they could do these one at a time and measure the success of each one. It would create the change we need and at the same time not muddy the waters with issues of control or partisanship.
     
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    GenSeneca Well-Known Member

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    The lawyer lobby was the #2 lobbyist in the 2008 election cycle with nearly 250 million in campaign donations and 85% of that went to Democrats. So far, in 2009, the same lobby is way out in front, holding the #1 lobby position by more than 40% more in contributions than the next closest competing lobby.

    Franklin, I agree that we should tackle items individually. Write bills that are 30 pages long and in english so that there will not be the 1000 page monstrosities written in legalese that create confusion among the public... even the legislative officials charged with voting on the bills have said that without 2 days and two lawyers, there's no point in reading legislation prior to a vote. Its a sad state of affairs.
     
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