Malpractice Reform Savings Amount to Only 0.041 Trillion Dollars

The American Trial Lawyers Association, now known euphemistically as the  American Association for Justice, stated today that a Congressional Budget Office report claiming that malpractice reform would save at least 41 billion dollars over a decade is insignificant in the overall milieu of health care spending.

“It’s not even 5 per cent of a trillion dollars,” claimed a spokesperson.  “In fact, when you look closer at these proposed savings, it’s only 0.00000000000000000000000041 per cent of a decillion. 

“Forty one billion is a piddling amount when you consider that there are 200 billion stars just in the Milky Way galaxy alone and 30 to 70 sextillion in the observable universe.”

Despite the “miniscule savings”  in the CBO’s 41 billion dollar estimate, some attorneys replied off the record that for a cut of the total they would support tort reform and even cap their fee at ten billion dollars per decade.

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