Federal Malpractice

by Ramesh Ponnuru

Medical malpractice reform is a good idea. Doing it at the federal level is a bad one. So I argue at Bloomberg View this week.

If West Virginia chooses rules that punish obstetricians and gynecologists, some of them will move to Pennsylvania, and care will get more expensive. That’s too bad for West Virginians, but it’s also an incentive for them to elect legislators who will get the balance right.

I finish with praise for Virginia attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who is one of the few Republicans who, in my view, gets this question right.

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