U.S. Chamber: Medical Malpractice Pilot Project a Positive Step, But Comprehensive Solution Still Necessary

Thursday, September 17, 2009 General News J E 4

Statement of Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, on President Obama's plan to authorize demonstration projects in states to test potential medical malpractice reforms:

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"We are encouraged that the President acknowledges the problem of medical liability lawsuits. While his demonstration program might be a step in the right direction, the devil is in the details. However, one thing is certain: the only way to achieve meaningful medical liability reform is through a comprehensive legislative solution aimed at reducing the soaring costs of defensive medicine - and an overwhelming majority of the American people agree. A new nationwide poll released by Common Good reveals that 83 percent of voters want Congress to include medical liability reform as part of any health care reform plan."

ILR seeks to promote civil justice reform through legislative, political, judicial, and educational activities at the national, state, and local levels.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.

/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- Sept. 10/

SOURCE U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform


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