What's the health care reform debate really about? One group, lawyers and legislators, trying to solve a problem through limiting the pay of another group - doctors and the healthcare industry.
Do the threat of runaway legal bills add costs to medical treatment? Probably. You order an extra test, just to be sure you didn't miss something bad. Doctors care about their patients, and want to keep lawyer visits to a minimum. If the extra test would have caught a disease early, you could be hammered for not asking for it.
We know how lawyers want to reform healthcare. We should ask doctors. But they're probably too busy seeing patients and doing government-inspired paperwork to have time to waste in lengthy committee meetings.