Medical malpractice reform is unlikely to cut healthcare spending significantly. The Congressional Budget Office found that the savings of medical malpractice reform would only be approximately 0.5% or $11 billion a year at the current level. This is far lower than advocates had estimated. The study shows that enacting a cap on pain-and-suffering and punitive damages, changing liability laws and tightening the statute of limitations on malpractice claims would only lower healthcare by approximately 1% each year. This figure is far lower than estimates by groups that are currently backing malpractice reform. They claim that the reform would save taxpayers somewhere between $100 billion and $200 billion dollars. Since restricting patient’s rights would not result in great savings, medial malpractice reform should be reviewed. To read more about the congressional report, please click the link.