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Cost-Effective Medical Treatments Bringing Out the Trial Lawyers

TexasResister64 Wrote: Jul 26, 2012 7:21 AM
Never forget the aphorism of Judge Rolfe: Hard cases make bad law.

One of my first employers after I moved to Washington, D.C., enrolled us in a Kaiser health maintenance organization. I loved it. I thought it was effective and efficient, convenient and caring.

I was young then. I didn’t know a doctor and didn’t want to know one. My medical issues involved basketball and softball injuries. I needed a quickie X-ray, a pain pill, a brace and a nice form to sign.

But it wasn’t to last. Even then, in the early 1990s, HMOs had become controversial. I wanted my healthcare to be impersonal, but others with more complicated medical needs didn’t....