Bob Kraft has a good blog post summarizing new research that shows Tort Reform Made Healthcare Worse in Texas. Oklahoma is going through similar insurance company-backed changes to our state's tort law. The only thing "tort reform" helps is insurance company profits. The "Failed Experiment" report by Public Citizen shows:
- The amount of doctors in Texas did not increased significantly (you'll notice the commercials in Oklahoma claim the failed logic that doctors are leaving because we need tort reform)
- The report concludes "that using Texas as a model would benefit doctors and insurers - not residents"
- Healthcare costs and insurance premiums have increased more than the national average