Panel Discussion: “Medical Malpractice & Health Care Costs: Can Tort Reform Bend the Curve?”
Is tort reform the key to a “grand bargain” on health reform? In his speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama suggested that it might be. And many contend that medical malpractice reform is urgently needed to get health care costs under control. But what, if anything, do we actually know about the connection between the tort system and medical spending?