HealthLawProf Blog

Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Concordia University School of Law

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Newt Gingrich takes on Health Care

The New York Times reports today that Newt Gingrich has made reforming the American medical system one of his top priorities.  Although he has been out-of-office and out of the public eye for awhile, Newt is now making his presence felt once again.  I don't agree with many of his ideas but it is good to have a conservative talking about health care without focusing exclusively on tort reform.  Newt wishes to decrease medical error through the use of information technology (less errors due to handwriting misreads) and better reporting requirements.  Borth are fairly non-controversial ideas that most people would agree about their benefits.  He is also a big fan of health care savings accounts (I am not).  The article is an interesting read and I recommend it for those desiring to learn about potential reforms that may be suggested to Congress in the near future.  [bm]

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