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Charles Djou on Health Care

 

 


Tort reform is long overdue; $250,000 malpractice cap

Healthcare costs are increasing too fast in our country and that too many of our fellow citizens remain uninsured. I will consider any sensible idea for making healthcare work better in America. But any change to our healthcare system must address the spiraling costs and insure more Americans without limiting health options or harming the doctor-patient relationship. For these reasons, I support market-based healthcare reforms that work. What is needed is tort reform. I have long supported a limit on non-economic damages for medical malpractice. Tort reform is long overdue and I will fight for a $250,000 cap or three times economic damages for medical malpractice awards to help reduce the need for "defensive" medicine and bring down the cost of malpractice insurance. I also support allowing the sale of inter-state health insurance. Finally, we need to rethink the way we tax health insurance. We should allow for individual tax deduction of health insurance.
Source: 2010 House campaign website, www.djou.com, "Issues" , Nov 2, 2010

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