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Malpractice Reform Won't Do Much to Reduce Health Spending
Aaron E. Carroll in The New York Times; subscription may be required Link to more items from this source
[Opinion]
Nov. 3, 2014
"In 2003 ... Texas passed a law that capped noneconomic damages at $250,000 per year. The idea was to decrease the number of suits, lowering overall indemnity payments, which would lead insurance companies to decrease premiums for malpractice insurance. This, coupled with reduced claims, would make doctors feel safer, and therefore reduce their practice of defensive medicine. Health care spending didn't go down in Texas, though."

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