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Legal Reform is Essential

Posted in Health Insurance, Healthcare Insurance, Healthcare Policy by drnic on March 1, 2010

Philip Howards Talk over at TED Talks is not focused on healthcare but the legal systems impact on society in general: Four Ways to Fix the Broken Legal System. It is 20 minutes long but worth watching in its entirety:

There’s a phenomenon that General Counsel is becoming CEO’s of companies because they need so much legal counsel

It applies to all areas of society. Law suits are out of control.

Healthcare system has been transformed into defensive medicine
Reliable estimates wasting $60 – $200 Billion wasted per year

Lawyers say the fear of law suits provides for better care – research says it does not. Doctors fear speaking up and talking to each other and fail to communicate. It spans environmental review that prevents any progress.

You can read the article on Tort Reform in the US here.

Take a stand, insist on change to the legal system and a full-scale reform of US law to free society.


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