Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Senator Kerry concedes Pennsylvania with the selection of John Edwards as his running mate.

As anyone who lives in Pennsylvania knows, Medical Malpractice is an important issue in the state. The cost of Medical malpractice insurance has risen to such a level that some doctors in certain areas of practice are forced to leave the state. Furthermore, as Doctor's premiums rise, they are forced to pass on their costs on to the Health insurance providers, mostly HMO's. As HMO's and Health insurance providers' costs rise, they are forced to pass on their costs on to the consumer, average working class people.

At the heart of the exodus of surgeons and practitioners from the State and the ever increasing cost of Health insurance in PA is the vast number of lawsuits and the escalating amount jury awards.

Enter John Edwards into PA's Medical Malpractice Crisis. John Edwards was a plaintiff's attorney who focused on Personal injury and medical malpractice cases. He opposes a cap on Malpractice awards and wants to extend liability to include HMO's.
Edwards has worked against all the solutions that could be used to rein in the ever-increasing cost of Healthcare in the state and was an active participant in creating the current Healthcare crisis.

By choosing John Edwards, John Kerry demonstrates that he is out of touch with the plight of Pennsylvania residences and small businesses who are forced to pay the ever increasing costs associated with healthcare.