A new statewide poll by McLaughlin & Associates shows by a 3-to-1 majority, registered voters in Georgia favor replacing the current medical malpractice system with the proposed Patients Compensation System (PCS).
Download the survey findings here.
Other significant findings from the poll:
- When told the plan would cut healthcare costs so premiums, co-pays and deductibles would be more affordable, 85 percent said they supported PCS.
- When told the proposal would redirect money from attorneys and insurance companies so harmed patients would be compensated more quickly, 83 percent said they supported it.
- When told that a PCS would save Georgia taxpayers $6.9 billion over the first decade which could be used for schools, roads and highways, 80 percent said they supported it.
- When told the PCS would ensure that 100 percent of legitimately injured patients would receive compensation compared to less than 20 percent under the current system, 80 percent said they supported it.
- When told that PCS would allow patients to keep 100 percent of their compensation compared to less than 50 percent under the current legal system, 80 percent supported it.