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Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Reform

1 Nov

Healthcare reform and universal healthcare coverage for all Americans:
Is it  “slip, slidin’ away? Where is the Medical Malpractice lawsuit reform? Who will pay for it?

The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act (ACA) was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama in March of 2010. All Americans, physicians and patients alike, remember the political turmoil and popular upheaval over its passage. Media attention to its implementation and ongoing legal challenges has taken a backseat to other important issues such as Osama bin Laden, deficit spending, uprising in the Middle East, the 2012 presidential election, earthquake in Japan, and tornadoes in Midwest. Paul Simon’s refrain, “slip slidin away, the nearer your destination, the more your slip slidin away”, seems an appropriate description for for universal health care coverage in the United States today. Most would  agree that the health of America is dependent on the health of its individual citizens, so it seems that physicians and citizens should stand up and and help prevent universal access to quality healthcare for all Americans from slip slidin away. Most physicians believe that access to affordable high-quality health care for all Americans is a moral and medical imparative to prevent needless suffering and death. Continue reading