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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Democrats Put Tort Reform "On the Table"

As part of President Obama's health care package, top Democrats have begun saying that tort reform is on the agenda.  In particular, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle told CBS's Early Morning Show that "tort reform is going to be on the table."

Coverage of this topic abounds:  New York TimesWSJ Law Blog, CBS News Political Hotsheet, Associated Press, and NY Times Op-Ed.


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As a physician, I would welcome if tort reform were really on the table. I expect,however, that it will soon be under the table and will soon be swept out of the room. The lawyer-rich Senate has always been hostile to tort reform. My dad prosecuted doctors, so I know both sides of the issue well. See

Posted by: Michael Kirsch, M.D. | Jul 1, 2009 6:45:02 PM

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