Monday, January 16

Jazzy Cat on reducing health care costs

Cuffy said, “Jazzy Cat, you have mentioned that socialized medicine is not the answer for improving health care in America. What can be done to improve our current system?” I, your gifted and humble Jazzy Cat, replied, “While I do not have all the answers, I have noticed some things that could make health care less expensive. Tort reform to bring down the cost that Doctors have to pay for malpractice insurance would be a good starting point. This cost has gone out the roof due to ambulance chasing lawyers like former trial lawyer and now Judge I.R. Sleaze. This malpractice insurance cost is passed right along to patients. Also, completely frivolous lawsuits with no merit could be effectively reduced if some kind of loser pays system were put into place. For example, if a person brings an extremely weak suit without merit to court and loses, then this person should have to pay a part of the legal fees of the defendant. Perhaps the judge or the jury could set the amount depending on the weakness of the case. This would force plaintiff lawyers to be more careful before filing weak cases. Some states may already have such reform as we cats can’t know everything. More tomorrow”

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