GOP: Healthcare bill does nothing to rein in medical malpractice lawsuits

side note: Republicans in Congress keep beating the war drum for tort reform to be included in the final healthcare bill. With a White House desperate to appear bipartisan, will tort reform ultimately be included in the final bill?

A healthcare reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives doesn’t rein in medical malpractice lawsuits, a Republican Party spokesman says.

Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., said Saturday in the GOP’s weekly radio and Internet address that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., blocked Republicans’ “common sense” healthcare reform ideas, such as tort reform, while passing a Democratic-backed proposal that will only result in higher taxes.

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