Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
"President Obama's stated desire to emphasize preventive medicine as a means to lower overall health care costs will, with a growing and aging population, require a greater number of doctors. Yet the Association of American Medical Colleges predicts that the overall shortage of doctors practicing both primary care and high-risk specialties may grow to nearly 125,000 by 2025...
Clearly then, President Obama should reconsider his opposition to limiting non-economic damages in medical liability litigation. The President and Congress should also consider additional liability reforms, such as health courts, administrative compensation programs, 'early offers' and 'safe harbors' for physicians who practice in compliance with evidenced-based clinical guidelines."
"Tort Reform Is Key To Health Reform," Metropolitan Corporate Consel, Nov. 2, 2009
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:
President, American Tort Reform Association, Aug. 1994-present
Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, Landon School
Member, Virginia Bar
Recipient, "40 under 40" award, National Law Journal, 1995
Minority Counsel, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Subcommittee on the Consumer, 1989-1994
Minority Counsel, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, 1987-1989
Former Legislative Assistant, US Senator John C. Danforth (R-MO)