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Obama Pushes Healthcare Reform

Obama appealed to doctors today at the American Medical Association meeting in Chicago by referencing doctors’ complaints about medical malpractice lawsuits. He stated he wants to “scale back the defensive medicine.” However, Obama did acknowledge that he is not advocating medical malpractice caps on awards to plaintiffs because it would be unfair to those injured. Many critics of medical malpractice reform agree that the biggest sufferers of medical malpractice reform would be those patients injured by such medical malpractice.

Read more about Obama’s medical malpractice proposal here.