Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Harry Reid said that the $540 billion which would be saved in ten years by tort reform (caps on medical lawsuits) was an insignificant amount of money. Yet that's five times the amount the Congressional Budget Office estimates could be saved by the "Public Option" which, by the way, will dramatically increase the cost of insurance for everyone who currently has it.
Despite the clear discrepancy and the tremendous possible savings, Democrats are almost universally against tort reform...because the current system makes lawsuit-happy trial attorneys rich, and the trial attorneys then donate to the Democrats to say "thanks for all the money!"
Once again, it's clear that "healthcare reform" isn't about healthcare, it isn't about reform, and it isn't about saving money. It's about Democratic power...and an alleged news media which is too biased to ask Reid to explain his obvious inconsistencies.