The Medical Malpractice Myth

Ezra's got a great article in Slate worth a click.

Something I've noticed about the way the GOP frames their discussion of medical tort reform is that they have no compunction (big shock) about blurring the lines between medical tort reform and general tort reform, thereby allowing prejudices rooted in cases about suing over too-hot coffee to infect voters' conscious as they consider medical tort reform. One has nothing to do with the other, but because most people are truly sympathetic to people who are injured or lose family members via physician error, and not as sympathetic to people who are best represented by the most infamously strange corporate tort cases, it's in the GOP's best interest to let the confusion stand.

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