Voluntary Caps; [HOME EDITION]
Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles, Calif.: Aug 2, 2004. pg. B.10
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Re "In Defense of Courtroom Advocates," Commentary, July 26: Bashing trial lawyers won't reduce medical costs, and capping jury awards looks politically difficult. Instead, give cheaper health insurance to people who voluntarily agree to caps on any future malpractice award.

Doctors who treat such patients can pay less for malpractice insurance and pass on the savings. People who want the right to unlimited jury awards can continue to play the lottery, but on their own nickel.

Ilya Shlyakhter

Cambridge, Mass.

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Section:  California Metro; Part B; Editorial Pages Desk
ISSN/ISBN:  04583035
Text Word Count  80