As thousands of Americans descended on the National Mall this past Saturday to protest President Barack Obamas health care agenda, the rallying cry for tort reform was again a popular theme. Who can forget the so-called medical malpractice crisis in New Jersey back in 2004, when hundreds of doctors in their white coats picketed outside the Statehouse in Trenton. Then, as now, the goal was caps on non-economic damages as a proposed solution to out of control health care costs. The prior effort by doctors towards those restrictions failed for the same reason that it should be off the table in the present health care debate- there is no evidence that medical malpractice damages are a significant factor in health care costs.
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