Monday, October 12, 2009

Playing with numbers, tort reform style

CBO estimates that tort reform would save the government just 2% of its health care costs

That's not what the title of the article says, of course. And the CBO presumes that employers will plow the savings from health care premiums into increased wages (which I just don't see happening). But there you go. Limiting the payouts to people who proved in court that they are victims saves a tiny bit of money to the government, assuming that employers increase wages when they don't have to.

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