The issue of damage caps is an area of ongoing litigation in Missouri. A new case has just been handed down by the Missouri Supreme Court which provides some clarity on the issue of statutory damage caps on non-economic damages but fails to fully resolve the issue. 1,293 more words
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Hospital Investigations and Confidentiality
By law, hospitals are required to conduct investigations when errors are committed. The purpose is to “reduce morbidity and mortality and for the improvement of the care of patients provided in the institutions.” (ARS section 36-445.) 469 more words
The ACA, or Obamacare, does nothing to reduce the cost of health care or even stem the cost increases. It’s a numbers game to get more people with policies, even if they can’t afford to use those policies when they get sick because of high deductibles and copays. 477 more words
Is tort reform a key element of driving down the cost of malpractice insurance for doctors and keeping healthcare costs in check?
Gastonia, NC Correspondent-Now here’s an issue I haven’t heard about in a while! The brouhaha over Obamacare and its attendant bureaucratic explosion has driven tort reform and malpractice reform from the front of the health care discussion, but the problem is still very much in existence. 1,511 more words