issue guide: Medical Malpractice


see also the skinny, background & facts, pro & con

Fairly nonpartisan sources

  • The Congressional Budget Office gets respect from both sides of the aisle and offers one of the best briefs on medical malpractice reform. We haven't read it yet, but we'll bet this more recent report is pretty good too.

  • The Government Accountability Office also reports on the claim that malpractice suits are hurting access to health care.

  • Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes 2005 studies on the costs of medical malpractice.

The reformers

The skeptics

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