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Congressional Concession On Medical Malpractice Awards Will Not Lower Health Care Costs And Will Hurt Patients' Rights, Washington, DC Attorney Says
Date:3/6/2010

ealth care costs continue to rise.

In an analysis of the Data Bank report, the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen found that between 2000 to 2009 health care spending rose 83 percent while medical malpractice payments fell 8 percent.

Meanwhile, Public Citizen noted, medical malpractice payments are a tiny and shrinking percentage of overall health care spending. The group’s report said malpractice payments on behalf of doctors in 2009 accounted for only 0.14 of one percent of the estimated $2.5 trillion spent on U.S. health care last year.

In response to the findings, David Arkush, director of the Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division, said, “Litigation accounts for a miniscule fraction of health costs, small enough to be a rounding error. It is ridiculous that certain members of Congress continue to obsess about this greatly exaggerated problem. They should know better, and they should focus instead on fixing real problems like the crisis of preventable medical errors.”

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