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Medical Malpractice Hot Topic In Presidential Race

As health care takes center stage in the presidential election, both Barrack Obama and John McCain are looking to address the 13% of Americans that blame medical malpractice suits for the high health care costs (29% believe its insurance companies making too much profit and 21% believe that doctors and hospitals overcharge for their services). Both candidates have expressed interest in addressing costs associated with medical malpractice lawsuits, and both want a cap on damages awarded in those suits. However, by implementing caps, jurors hands are tied in cases of extreme or gross negligence on behalf of doctors or hospitals. Additionally, this problem is of least concern to Americans in terms of improving health care. To read the full story, click here.