Republicans who opposed health-care lawsuits now file plenty of them

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Remember the glorious ’90s when one of the GOP remedies for ever-rising health care costs was tort reform? We sue too much. Doctors cannot afford malpractice insurance so they would leave the state en mass leading to a shortage of providers. Reform was passed, insurance companies were the benefactor, of course, and costs kept rising. There are currently over 100 lawsuits in federal court over the Affordable Care Act.

Last week, a court ruled in favor of a GOP lawsuit concerning subsidies for ACA signees. Does anyone else find it ironic that members of Congress with an average net worth of $1.2 million and who are fully subsidized with free health care from our tax dollars are sympathic to suing the government for trying to prevent Americans, most of whom are making less than $50,000 a year, from receiving subsidized health care? I guess the only good lawsuit is a GOP one.

JOE LUCAS
South Side

 


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