(Full transcript here.)
Number of times mentioned in last night's speech:
Tort reform: 0
[M]any in this chamber – particularly on the Republican side of the aisle – have long insisted that reforming our medical malpractice laws can help bring down the cost of healthcare. I don't believe malpractice reform is a silver bullet, but I have talked to enough doctors to know that defensive medicine may be contributing to unnecessary costs.
-posted by brian
UPDATE: "Obama Bucks the Trial Lawyers: Is Med-Mal Reform Imminent?" (WSJ Law Blog)
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