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Epstein on providing for the poor

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Among other insights, he notes that Canada's medical malpractice regime costs ten percent of ours, with the same level of performance. What does the other 90% get us other than a wealth transfer from doctors and patients to lawyers? [Kirkendall]

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In systems where there is guaranteed government care at little or no cost to the patient a big chunk of potential damages is immediately off the table. Take away lost wages in systems which have a guaranteed level of welfare and there is nothing much left to sue over. OK - pain and suffering.

How are you going to argue future medical in front of a jury when the government is going to pay for it no matter what? That seems to be something all the trial lawyers who fervently wanted ObamaCare appeared to overlook.

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