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Posted on 11/01/2010 2:52:56 PM PDT by Libloather
Three Major Endorsements of Health Courts
New York Times Columnist David Brooks, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Esquire Magazine Endorse Special Courts
NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three major endorsements of health courts (also called medical courts) have recently emerged, as the nation grapples with ever-rising health care costs and the reality that better care at a lower cost is needed.
In his October 28th column in The New York Times, David Brooks endorsed medical courts, writing: "Companies like Ford cut wasteful spending while doubling down on productive investment. That's exactly what the nation has to do over all. There have to be cuts, the president could say, in unaffordable pension commitments, in biofuel subsidies and useless tax breaks. But there also have to be investments in things that will produce a vibrant economy for our children: a simpler tax system with lower rates on investment; more scientific research; a giant effort to improve Hispanic graduation rates; medical courts to rationalize the malpractice system and so on."
In the current issue of Esquire, the magazine's Commission to Balance the Federal Budget calls for the creation of medical courts. The Commission was chaired by MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell and composed of four renowned former U.S. senators: two Democrats, Bill Bradley and Gary Hart, and two Republicans, John Danforth and Bob Packwood. Following is the Commission's recommendation: "Institute medical-malpractice reform through the establishment of medical courts. This proposal would establish medical courts -- similar to bankruptcy courts -- in which verdicts are made by judges trained to evaluate scientific evidence. As an alternative to the current trial-by-jury system for medical-malpractice lawsuits, this proposal would decrease the number of frivolous lawsuits that reach trial, increase the speed with which meritorious lawsuits reach trial,
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Are these “courts” going to be panels?
Let’s see.... Created by Esquire magazine, chaired by Larry “Creepy Liar” O’Donnell, and endorsed by David “Elitism is My Middle Name” Brooks. Nope. Nothing good can come of this.
At first whiff, this smells like an effort by leftists and their RINO collaborators to pre-empt real tort reform through mushy compromise.
Let’s call the self-styled CONSERVATIVE David Brooks what he really is: a communist.
Well with Medicare having 70 trillion in unfunded liabilities, there’s gonna have to be some choices made by somebody. It won’t be pleasant for the USA, that’s for sure.
David Brooks is the idiot on the Lehrer Dog and Pony Show.. that Mark Shields pisses on his leg and tells him the rain is warm today..