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Medical Myth Busting: Will Tort Reform Lower Health Care Costs?

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Medical myth buster Aaron Carroll is up with a post on Ezra Klein’s site debunking the myth that tort reform will significantly lower health care spending. Carroll points out that malpractice only makes up about 2.4 percent of national health care spending, while states that have enacted caps on non-economic damages haven’t experienced lower costs.

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