August 14, 2009

President of American Association of Neurological Surgeons Discusses Need for Medical Liability Reform

Despite President Obama paying lip service to the need for medical liability reform while speaking at a meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), there is not a whisper of such reform in the more than 1,000-page health care legislation being pushed by the President and Congress.

That is one of numerous reasons why physicians and physician organizations are breaking from the AMA and announcing their opposition to H.R. 3200, the dubiously titled “America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009.”

Recently, Dr. Troy Tippett, a Florida neurosurgeon and president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, joined CFIF’s Renee Giachino to discuss medical liability reform, the costs associated with practicing defensive medicine, and what doctors need to see in a health care reform bill in order to support a plan.

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