My Blog List

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Congress Pays Obeisance to Its Owners

Buried in the 2000 pages of Speaker Pelosi & Company's health care bill is this interesting item:
Section 2531, entitled “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. [But]…… a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.
So if a state enacts legislation that could conceivably, if you close your eyes and clap your hands, defer the ambulance chasers from their ruinous assaults on doctors and hospitals, they are eligible for "incentive payments" (courtesy the taxpayers, of course). But if states pass legislation that limit or cap the actual take of these bloodsuckers, in other words legislation with teeth, they get nothing at all. A trial lawyer I know, who had a sense of humor at least, named the new yacht he bought after a particularly lucrative settlement, "Pain and Suffering." In the future, the yacht names of choice will be "Pelosi" and "Reid."

I'm beginning to think the best possible outcome for the health care debacle is for this monstrous bill to be passed. Once on the books the public can, at its leisure, have a good hard look at what the Democrats have done to them and take appropriate action the next election.

No comments: