Do Health Reform and Malpractice Reform Fit Together

  title={Do Health Reform and Malpractice Reform Fit Together},
  author={William M. Sage and David A. Hyman},
A frequent claim among critics of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is that they would have been more likely to support “real health care reform” if it included malpractice reform. Indeed, many Republicans argued that health care spending and defensive medicine could be controlled only if the PPACA included comprehensive malpractice reform. The final version of the PPACA, however, included only two minor provisions related to medical malpractice. Why did the PPACA not… CONTINUE READING

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