October 20, 2009 — A report from Associated Press notes that President Obama’s willingness to tackle the issue of medical malpractice lawsuits has breathed life into a new idea: the appointment of neutral experts to handle malpractice claims.
PPI’s own Will Marshall was quoted expressing his support for the idea: “There is a progressive opportunity here to leapfrog what has been a stereotypically polarized debate in Washington. This serves both progressive and conservative goals. You wouldn’t have to have a terrible injury and attract an enterprising malpractice lawyer to have access to court. And it would reduce malpractice premiums.”
Read the full article, “New malpractice idea in health care debate.”