Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus at The Heritage Foundation and former US Attorney General
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"Medical malpractice is a crucial issue in the area of medical and health care reform. The costs of abusive tort litigation have added billions of dollars to the annual cost of medical care in the United States...
[D]espite all of the serious problems now being debated in Congress, the legislation that has been introduced so far does not really do anything about abusive medical malpractice claims.
The bill that was passed by the House actually makes things worse. It does provide incentives for the states to reform their medical lawsuit rules, but on the other hand, it provides incentives only if the states do not implement any limits on either malpractice awards or attorneys' fees. You can guess who got that into the legislation. These are two of the most effective remedies for reducing abusive lawsuits and the costs that are related to the whole subject of malpractice premiums."
"Health Care and Medical Malpractice Reform: The Necessity of Reform in the Current Debate," www.heritage.org, Jan. 28, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs, DOs, PhDs, JDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to health care; top-level federal government officials significantly involved in health care and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Institute for Constitutional Government, Heritage Foundation
Chairman of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation, 2001-2013
Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy, Heritage Foundation, 1988-2013
Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
Member, Board of Directors, American Civil Rights Union
Member, Board of Regents, National College of District Attorneys
Distinguished Senior Fellow, Institute of United States Studies, University of London
Former Member, Iraq Study Group
President and Executive Committee, Council for National Policy, 1996
US Attorney General, 1985-1988
Former Chairman, Domestic Policy Council and the National Drug Policy Board
Member, US National Security Council, 1981-1985
Professor of Law, University of San Diego, 1977-1980
Vice President of Administration, Rohr Industries (Chula Vista, CA), 1975-1976
Executive Assistant and Chief of Staff for Governor Ronald Reagan, 1969-1974
Legal Affairs Secretary for Governor Ronald Reagan, 1967-1968