Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Can Tort Reform Pull Health Reform Out of Its Slump?

A new poll published in Health Affairs Blog indicates the American public’s support for the major health legislation being debated in recent weeks has fallen to 27%, with 59% opposed. Yet it suggests that incoporating just one proposed amendment - tort reform - raises support for the bill to “too close to call” (44% for, 46% against). The second biggest boost would come from eliminating the individual mandate, and the third from adding a public option. Several combinations of two amendments would yield plurality or majority support.


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