I couldn't agree with you more. A big reason for the rising costs of healthcare is the frivolous and ridiculous lawsuit that the litigious society we live in are constantly bringing against good providers. The result - over ordering of tests and an increase in costs just to cover the exorbitant costs of liability insurance. Can you tell me why an ENT should have to pay $45,000 a year in liability? If the law were truly meant to fix the system it would have started with tort reform.