“The president will talk about meaningful malpractice reform tonight. What I hope that does is cause Republicans to understand that we’re close to getting something truly significant done for the American people, truly significant for those struggling with the high cost of health insurance,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said this morning on “Fox Morning News.”
Personally, I do not think President Obama’s tort reform is going to include medical malpractice caps. If he flips, he is going to lose Democrats that he needs to get health care reform passed and everything else he wants to do. But I really don’t know.
2013 Update: We are cool.
- The Theory That Obama Will Flip on Tort Reform (and why I don’t believe it)
- Anticipation of First Obama Tort Reform Speech (June 11, 2009 post)
- Post Obama’s Malpractice Tort Reform Speech in June (I breathe a sigh of relief when he says no caps)