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Dicks isn’t telling you the truth about healthcare 'reform'

Bray all you want about the way U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks is saving us from ourselves on health insurance “reform,” as the leadership maligns insurers and jaws about cutting doctors and hospitals fees.

The truth, as found on pages 1431-1433 of the House bill, is that they are more interested raising the costs like this: “Section 2531, entitled “Medical Liability Alternatives,” establishes an incentive program for states to adopt and implement alternatives to medical liability litigation. (But) ... a state is not eligible for the incentive payments if that state puts a law on the books that limits attorneys’ fees or imposes caps on damages.”

MATT RYAN

Bremerton

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