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Does Obamacare Reform Medical Malpractice (Tort Reform) Law?

  • Yes, it does include state grants, albeit in small amount

    "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) authorizes $50 million in demonstration grant money over five years (beginning in 2011) to States for the development, implementation, and evaluation of alternatives to current tort litigation, such as certificate of merit programs, which require a finding that a suit has merit before it can proceed to trial, and health courts, which would have cases heard by a panel of medical experts rather than a lay jury.
    Each state that applied for demonstration grant funds is required to develop an alternative medical liability reform (MLR) system. The MLR alternative must allow for the resolution of disputes, and promote a reduction of health care errors by encouraging the collection and analysis of patient safety data related to disputes by organizations that engage in efforts to improve patient safety and the quality of health care."

    http://www.Acponline.Org/advocacy/state_health_policy/hottopics/medical_liability.Pdf

  • Obamacare does not reform medical malpractice law.

    Obamacare does not reform medical malpractice law. The Obamacare was established to provide medical care to the people in America that can not afford health care insurance. However, it has nothing to do with tort reform which is medical malpractice. Medical malpractice does not have anything to do with Obamacare.

  • It does not.

    Obamacare does not reform medical malpractice (tort reform) law. All Obamacare does is offer the people of the United States a better and cheaper way to get health care. There is nothing about the bill that reforms medical malpractice law, and there should not be because it would just mess it up.

  • No, it forces doctors to treat patients.

    No, Obamacare does not reform Medical Malpractice law, because that is not part of the law. The attorneys who represent clients in these types of cases are way too powerful and did too much lobbying to prevent this from becoming part of the law. But now, doctors cannot turn patients away, so in essence their labor is conscripted, just as any soldier in the draft.

  • No, I don't think so.

    I do not believe that Obamacare reforms the medical malpractice law. I think that Obamacare does some good things, such as allowing those with a pre-existing condition to have insurance. I don't believe that it reforms the medical malpractice law. Although it may because there is so much information in the Obamacare law.

  • Obamacare Does Little for Medical Malpractice Law

    Obamacare doesn't really reform medical malpractice laws in the United States. In reality, such laws remain relatively unchanged and detrimental to many citizens. Obamacare focuses upon setting up exchanges and mandating that all Americans have health insurance coverage. More needs to be done to reform medical malpractice laws in the United States, though.

  • Obamacare Does Not Include Tort Reform

    While Republicans did attempt to add tort reform to Obamacare in order to reduce overall healthcare costs, the addition never made it into the law. This means there is no change to the current medical malpractice system. It is thought that tort reform would lower healthcare costs because doctors under the current system order many unnecessary tests just to cover themselves from being sued. This results in increased costs for patients and insurance companies, ultimately raising rates and out of pocket costs.

  • No, it does not.

    The PPAHA (Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act), also known as Obamacare does not address tort reform in any way. That is one of the biggest reasons that health care costs so much money and it was absolutely ignored. Perhaps that is because Obamacare is supposed to fail, thereby serving as a slope to slide everyone into a single payer system.


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