Tort Reform Made Healthcare Worse in Texas

Bob Kraft has a good blog post summarizing new research that shows Tort Reform Made Healthcare Worse in Texas. Oklahoma is going through similar insurance company-backed changes to our state’s tort law. The only thing “tort reform” helps is insurance company profits. The “Failed Experiment” report by Public Citizen shows:

  • The amount of doctors in Texas did not increased significantly (you’ll notice the commercials in Oklahoma claim the failed logic that doctors are leaving because we need tort reform)
  • The report concludes “that using Texas as a model would benefit doctors and insurers – not residents”
  • Healthcare costs and insurance premiums have increased more than the national average

6 Comments

  1. Tort Reform is a legal weapon used in Texas against Texans ever since Governor Rick Perry signed the 2003 Tort Reform Act. When there are laws on the books preventing the common man from getting accountability, no telling what will happen.
    Providing a link to a video showing the collateral damage left behind Tort Reform.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT7rxa21_Xo
    If you are unable to access link, just Google Cleveland Mark Mitchell, then click on youtube Cleveland Mark Mitchell December 12 1950 – April 26 2008.
    Thank you for your time,

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  2. Tort Reform is a legal weapon used in Texas against Texans ever since Governor Rick Perry signed the 2003 Tort Reform Act. When there are laws on the books preventing the common man from getting accountability, no telling what will happen.
    Providing a link to a video showing the collateral damage left behind Tort Reform.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT7rxa21_Xo
    If you are unable to access link, just Google Cleveland Mark Mitchell, then click on youtube Cleveland Mark Mitchell December 12 1950 – April 26 2008.
    Thank you for your time,

    Reply
  3. Tort Reform is a legal weapon used in Texas against Texans ever since Governor Rick Perry signed the 2003 Tort Reform Act. When there are laws on the books preventing the common man from getting accountability, no telling what will happen.
    Providing a link to a video showing the collateral damage left behind Tort Reform.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT7rxa21_Xo
    If you are unable to access link, just Google Cleveland Mark Mitchell, then click on youtube Cleveland Mark Mitchell December 12 1950 – April 26 2008.
    Thank you for your time,

    Reply
  4. Thank you for the comment Cilla. I watched the video.
    I’m very sorry for your loss and for what you and your husband went through.
    It’s a shame when insurance company profits are more valuable than the lives of people. Obviously, insurance companies don’t want accountability. The same type of destruction to our court system is happening in Oklahoma.
    Here’s another link to the video: http://youtu.be/JT7rxa2l_Xo (I couldn’t get the link to go through).

    Reply
  5. Thank you for the comment Cilla. I watched the video.
    I’m very sorry for your loss and for what you and your husband went through.
    It’s a shame when insurance company profits are more valuable than the lives of people. Obviously, insurance companies don’t want accountability. The same type of destruction to our court system is happening in Oklahoma.
    Here’s another link to the video: http://youtu.be/JT7rxa2l_Xo (I couldn’t get the link to go through).

    Reply
  6. Thank you for the comment Cilla. I watched the video.
    I’m very sorry for your loss and for what you and your husband went through.
    It’s a shame when insurance company profits are more valuable than the lives of people. Obviously, insurance companies don’t want accountability. The same type of destruction to our court system is happening in Oklahoma.
    Here’s another link to the video: http://youtu.be/JT7rxa2l_Xo (I couldn’t get the link to go through).

    Reply

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