“The Observer-Dispatch showed courage and foresight in calling for true reform to reduce the cost of Medicaid. However, in order to truly reform Medicaid, we must address an underlying issue driving the massive Medicaid increases: medical liability costs. Those costs must be reined in quickly or no amount of mandate reform will have any effect.
In 2010, New York doctors spent $1.65 billion in liability insurance premiums, according to a recent study. The next closest state was California where doctors spent $820 million with a much higher population”.