The Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader today writes “Sen. Mitch McConnell’s No. 1 idea for fixing what ails our health care system is to limit the rights of those maimed by medical malpractice. But states that have enacted curbs on what McConnell calls ‘junk lawsuits’ have yet to see the cost savings promised by McConnell and other proponents of tort reform.” Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham “surveyed 27 states that have limits on non-economic damages and discovered no savings for health care consumers.”
From the American Association for Justice news release.