Medical malpractice reform: Will it really reduce healthcare costs?
In his State of the Union address, President Obama indicated he was willing to consider medical malpractice reform as an option for bringing down healthcare costs. The Republicans, and groups like the American Medical Association, have long advocated for medical tort reform, but will it reduce costs as significantly as they believe?
- Len Nichols: Director of the Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics at George Mason University.
- Kenneth Thorpe: Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University.