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A Proposed Compromise for National Medical Malpractice Reform

Alan G Williams, JD
Volume: 105 Issue: 11 November, 2012

Abstract:

Medical malpractice reform was not included in the final version of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) enacted in 2010, but most physicians desire a change to the current malpractice resolution system. With the July 2012 decision by the US Supreme Court ruling the PPACA constitutional, now is an opportune time to reach a compromise on medical malpractice reform to be enacted as a new federal law with bipartisan support, or, if conservative lawmakers manage to repeal the PPACA, as part of any new healthcare law enacted in 2013.

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