Tennessee Tort Reform Laws Do Little to Lower Insurance Premiums

Supposedly, the state of medical practice in Tennessee was so bad that the American Medical Association had declared a crisis in the state. So in 2008 the residents voted to pursue tort reform legislation. However, those efforts have proven fruitless in lowering malpractice insurance for healthcare professionals.
In President Obama’s meeting with Republicans in Baltimore last Friday, Obama said he was open in reviewing tort reform efforts even though the Congressional Budget Office had noted that such efforts would do little to lower healthcare costs.
When will the insurance industry and other lobbying groups stop pushing this myth? So-called tort reform isn’t healthcare reform.