CBO Report: Med-Mal reform is unlikely to cut healthcare spending significantly

side note: A new Congressional Budget Office report indicates that reforming the medical malpractice resolution system will have little savings.

Reporting from Washington – Medical malpractice reform is unlikely to cut healthcare spending significantly, the Congressional Budget Office reported Friday.

Enacting a cap on pain-and-suffering and punitive damages, changing liability laws and tightening the statute of limitations on malpractice claims would lower total healthcare spending by about one-half of 1% each year — $11 billion at the current level — according to an estimate by the nonpartisan agency.

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