Sean Higgins' article quotes me today on the lameness of the Reid health bill's allocation of $50 million to liability demonstration projects carefully screened to avoid anything that might bother the trial bar. (Earlier at Overlawyered and at Point of Law.) I also joined Mike Rosen on his radio show today to talk about the provision's political role as a fig leaf for Democratic members who feel they need to say back home that they made some gesture on this topic. (cross-posted from Overlawyered)
Quoted in Investors Business Daily
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