Tuesday, May 29. 2012
A recent poll from Common Good conducted by Clarus Research Group found that a large portion of Americans feel that health issues dealt with through the courts are increasing overall health expenses, and it would be more affordable through another court option.
Overall, three-quarters of those polled felt that health insurance rates are increased by legal-related fees and lawsuits, the poll showed. In addition, 66 percent explained that they would prefer healthcare-related court cases switched to a health court with judges who have a specialization in such cases.
Also, nearly 70 percent of respondents explained they think doctors are leaving their jobs due to the high costs and risks involved in liability insurance and lawsuits.
"Americans know they're paying unnecessary health care costs because our system of medical justice is unreliable," said Philip Howard, chair of Common Good. "It's time to end the waste - tens of billions annually - and create reliable health courts."
Consumers who feel that they are paying too much for healthcare may want to look for alternative options to their current offering. Comparing affordable health insurance rates may help someone get the type of plan they need without losing coverage.
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