Saturday, December 19, 2009

Top Nine Health Care Charts You've Never Seen Before

Trial lawyers are the second biggest donor to the Democrats' Political Action Committee, trailing only the union bosses of the IBEW.

The "lawsuit industry" gives more money (roughly $127 million in 2008) to Congress than every sector of the health care industry, combined.

Medical malpractice costs continue to skyrocket to new historical highs, growing far faster than any other component of health insurance premiums.

Which makes the percentage of your health premium going to pay for the trial lawyers' mansions roughly 75%.

And trial lawyers bring in more money than either Microsoft or Pfizer.





Tort reform is an easy way to reduce health care costs without destroying the entire system.

But Harry Reid -- in his current mentally-incapacitated state -- won't have any of it. He requires money and power. And the trial lawyers continue to provide him with both.


Update: ReidCare Throws a Bone to Tort Lawyers Too.

Charts: Source.

7 comments:

Victor The Contractor said...

So the leaches (Trial Lawyers) who live off the host almost kill it and mother nature (Fed Gov) must re-order the laws of nature to save the beleaguered host (Health care industry) so the leach may grow larger.
How sick is that (pun intended)?

DGA said...

"Which makes the percentage of your health premium going to pay for the trial lawyers' mansions roughly 75%...."

Pun intended, sickening info. We pay 3/4 of our costs of healthcare to lawyers directly or indirectly. Yes, the ONE change that would totally fix the healthcare problems in this country are just that: tort reform. I seem to recall Sarah Palin being all for that. Good for her, and even better for us.

Reliapundit said...

HARRY AND BARRY ARE LAWYERS.

Jim - PRS said...

It's sad, but the average Joe doesn't even know what a "tort" is. After all, it sounds like a piece of German cake.

Nishant said...

I seem to recall Sarah Palin being all for that. Good for her, and even better for us.

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Anonymous said...

Shakespeare said it best - "First, kill all the lawyers!"

kanishk said...

I seem to recall Sarah Palin being all for that. Good for her, and even better for us.

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