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Obama Rebutted on Med Mal

The Washington Examiner’s Susan Ferrechio asks and answers twelve important questions on health reform today. The twelfth Q & A, about limiting medical malpractice costs, directly rebuts a point the president made on 60 Minutes, when he said “so far, the evidence I’ve seen is that caps will not [lower costs].” Actually, according to Ferrechio, there is such evidence: “In Texas, 2005 limits on damages in malpractice cases has led to a 27 percent decrease in malpractice premiums. An additional half-dozen states have cut frivolous suits through similar means.”

Tevi Troy is a presidential historian and former White House aide. His latest book is Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump.