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Malpractice system survives healthcare overhaul intact

Los Angeles Times, January 19, 2010

Critics, especially Republicans and doctors, have long complained that the medical malpractice system showered huge fees on attorneys, did little for ordinary Americans, and added billions of dollars in costs, the Los Angeles Times reports. But after a massive lobbying campaign and party-line votes in Congress, the malpractice system is largely untouched by the Democrats' healthcare overhaul.