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Subject:  Re: Health Care: We're missing the big picture, Date:  7/12/2007  9:41 AM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  8118 of 61199

<<Malpractice insurance premiums accounted for 0.58% of the nation's healthcare spending in 2002, while the actual claims paid out to patients (and their lawyers) were 0.38% of national healthcare spending. The total is less than 1%.
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Apparently you were never sued for malpractice as an engineer, intercst.


As I understand it, lots of doctors live in fear of accusations of malpractice and the stress and anxiety lawsuits routinely cause.

Perhaps you underestimate the importance of tort reform to those who run the risk of being sued every day.



Seattle Pioneer
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