Were at one of those rare moments that come every 15 years when you have a chance to accomplish major change. But a lot of things have to break right for it to happen.
Drew Altman, president and CEO of the not-for-profit Kaiser Family Foundation, in the Washington Post on the chances for comprehensive healthcare reform under President-elect Barack Obama.
Patients rightly expect that their safety and well-being will be protected when they visit a hospital. When that expectation is invalidated because of a medical error that should never have occurred, the doctor who made the errornot the patientshould be the one on the hook.
New Jersey Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who introduced a bill that would protect hospital patients and their insurers from paying for serious medical errors.