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Rep Darrell Issa Discusses Healthcare Reform, Border Security, War In Afghanistan

I checked about Issa's claim on tort reform. The article points out from a Congressional Budget Office report that "medical malpractice reform could save up to $54 billion over the next 10 years."

That's less than $6 billion a year, hardly 1% of our overall health care expenditure. We won't reduce costs anything near Canadian levels playing on the edges the way Issa thinks.

In the same politifact piece, Howard Dean points out that adding one more issue to the then already enormous HC bill would have made it that much harder to pass.

My overall impression of the interview with Rep.Issa, who represents the district I'm in, was disappointment. The interviewer should have challenged his factual claims or perhaps bring on an opposing view for balance.

August 22, 2010 at 7:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )