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Trial lawyers ownership of dem party and health costs...

 
 
Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 02:11 am
http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2009/09/trial-lawyers-own-democrats-thats-why.html

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One in 10 obstetricians have stopped delivering babies, unable to pay malpractice premiums on the order of $1,000 per baby, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).


In other words, out of control lawyering is now adding $1000 to the cost of simply having a baby...

Again the only American pol of any note who I've heard say the first word about any of this is Sarah Palin.
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Reply Tue 6 Oct, 2009 08:44 am
@gungasnake,
gungasnake wrote:

http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2009/09/trial-lawyers-own-democrats-thats-why.html

Amongst other things:

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One in 10 obstetricians have stopped delivering babies, unable to pay malpractice premiums on the order of $1,000 per baby, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).

I'm dubious. Conservatives are always telling us that business taxes are simply passed on to consumers, so (the argument goes) businesses don't pay taxes, they merely collect taxes. Well, if that's true, then the same thing applies to malpractice insurance premiums. They too are just a cost of business, and are passed on to consumers. Doctors, then, don't pay malpractice insurance premiums, they merely collect them from their patients. To the doctors, the additional expenses are balanced by additional income: for every extra dollar charged by the malpractice carrier, the doctors should collect an extra dollar from their patients. If this isn't working in the case of doctors, then we need to find out why they're so inefficient or stupid that they can't pass along their premiums as easily as businesses pass along their taxes.

gungasnake wrote:
Again the only American pol of any note who I've heard say the first word about any of this is Sarah Palin.

That should have been your first clue.
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