Last night the president said:
"Finally, many in this chamber -- particularly on the Republican side of the aisle -- have long insisted that reforming our medical malpractice laws can help bring down the cost of health care. I don't believe malpractice reform is a silver bullet, but I have talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be contributing to unnecessary costs. So I am proposing that we move forward on a range of ideas about how to put patient safety first and let doctors focus on practicing medicine..."
What is this "range of ideas"? The president may have been referring to efforts, in 2006, to fund health courts in the states. This is a good idea but don't get too excited, tort reformers.