In two separate threads recently discussing single-payer health care systems, comments have been made that tort reform is essential for single-payment to be adopted in the US.
First, in the Ben Carson thread in the Pit, adaher said:
Then, in the thread in GD about adopting the Canadian system in the US, Shodan said:
Perhaps I’m obtuse, but I’m not seeing what tort reforms are envisaged as being necessary to make single-payer work in the US.
I’m not aware of any tort reforms in Canada that are related to health care costs, in the ~50 years since single-payer was adopted.
Can someone enlighten me on this point?
(I’ve put this in GD because all health care threads seem to end there, although it may have more of a factual inquiry to it.)