News Headlines Article

White House seeks ways to curb medical malpractice suits
USA Today - The Associated Press

 The Obama administration on Thursday announced $25 million in grants to states and health care systems to launch a national experiment on alternatives to costly medical malpractice lawsuits, wading into a political issue that has long divided Washington. The White House said the grants will be up to $3 million each for three years. They can be used to examine a broad range of ideas, including programs in which doctors and hospitals quickly acknowledge a mistake, offer an apology and restitution, and pledge to take corrective action to avoid harming future patients.

Commands