In the usual back and forth between the Democrats who want socialized medicine and the rest of the world who don't, the Saul Alinsky-ites of the left often rail about the lack of an alternative from the Republicans. Besides the fact that this is total bovine fecal matter---Bobby Jindal's proposal for example---there have been many alternatives offered to improve our previous system without nuking it and turning it into a system like the one that brought you the V.A. scandal.
As the new chairman of the Save Our Healthcare Project (a part of the American Legacy PAC), Dr. Carson is releasing a five-part series on how we can get rid of Obamacare and replace it with something that might actually work:
Part Two (see below for links to previous episodes) of the Save Our Healthcare "Remedy for a Free & Healthy America" is Tort Reform.
Patients who are injured deserve to be fully compensated and made whole, but massive, unpredictable damage awards are the central driver toward unaffordable medical malpractice premiums, which drive many doctors out of business.
Moving forward with common-sense tort reform will make healthcare more affordable and more accessible for every American.
To understand how best to move forward, it’s often best to understand what has worked in the past, and there is no better example of the benefits of common-sense tort reform than what was achieved in Texas.
To learn more about how tort reform sparked the “Texas Miracle,” this article from the Texas Public Policy Foundation is a great place to start.
I want to repeat that we aren't making any endorsements of any candidate or political action committee. However, I think it's important to know that some very wise men and women have some great ideas on how to fix the mess Obamacare has created by replacing it with new, free market-based ideas. Dr. Carson's background as a neurosurgeon alone makes him more qualified on this subject than the hundreds of "we have to pass the bill so you can know what is in it" Democrats who gave us the Affordable Care Act disaster.
We will be providing all of the 5-part plan as they are released. Watch them. Learn from them. And then decide if perhaps there isn't a better way.
Previous parts of the plan:
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