"It is estimated that one in three dollars
spent on health care in Florida currently pays for unnecessary
tests and treatments that physicians order for fear of being
Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, Florida
January 8, 2012, by Kenric Ward
Legislation has been introduced to create a "Patient's
Compensation System" to handle medical malpractice claims in
Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, and Rep. Jimmy Patronis, R-Panama
City, are sponsoring Senate Bill 1588 and House Bill 1233 to
replace current malpractice litigation with a process that
supporters estimate will eliminate up to $40 billion per year of
"medically unnecessary medical costs."
"The current medical liability system isn't working for patients
or physicians. It is adversarial, expensive and inefficient,"
Patronis said. "Legislative action in 2012 is essential to protect
Florida's patients and reduce unnecessary health-care costs."
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