The Massachusetts Medical Society has found in a study that “Defensive Medicine,” that is procedures and tests ordered not because the doctor thinks they are needed, but to reduce the risk of a lawsuit, costs $1.4 Billion in Massachusetts, just for the specialties surveyed. And we wonder why health care is so expensive, and why so many people can’t afford coverage, and why Medicare is breaking the Federal Government, and Medicaid the state governments?
Will anything be done about it? Not with the League of Leftwing Lawyers firmly in charge of the Government. (Barack & Michelle Obama, Joe Biden, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi & Steny Hoyer running the house, Harry Reid, Dick Durbin and Harry Byrd running the senate. And there are a lot of Democrat Lawyers throughout the Congress & the new administration--bet on it.) Tort reform is dead, so the rest of us will pay & pay.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Why are health care costs so high?
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:00 PM
Labels: Health Care costs lawyers
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