Mark Nicholas posted the following today on his BlueGrassReport Blog.
I [Mark Nicholas] previously wrote this as a comment to one of our resident right-wingers, JB, two posts down, but thought I'd mention it as a stand-alone post (one of the perks of owning this website) about the fraudulent Republican argument that medical malpractice caps will be the panacea for the rising health care costs or the rest of their many bogus or misleading arguments on the subject.
I find it rather amusing that the same crusaders against abortion rights are more than happy to protect the abortion doctors who botch an abortion on a young girl, injuring her, and sterilizing her for life. Yep folks, that's right. To those who are injured and may not have "economic damages" but are injured for the remainder of their life and cannot have children, well, the most you can get awarded in damages is less than what the typical OB-GYN makes in a year, if the Republicans get their way and continue to lie to the public.
I'm pretty sure that the Democrats don't want to help out the bad abortion doctor butchers, but JB and his friends do.
Also, I find it offensive that while Senate President David Williams is spreading this lie in pushing a cap on damages that a jury can award, his unqualified judge/wife, the Honorable Robyn Williams, is pursuing a medical malpractice case for a 10-year old laser surgery that didn't keep her from getting through college, law school, having 3 kids, and becoming a judge (albeit an unqualified one since she was just another political crony), but happily asked for $1,470,000 in pain and suffering and another $500,000 in "permanent impairment of earning capacity." Yep, $1,970,000 for an injury that seems about as frivolous as anything the Republicans peddle these days.
And don't forget all those plaintiff cases that then private attorney and now Lt. Governor Pence peddled between stints in the U.S. Attorney's office.
Take your trash arguments elsewhere. They'll be ripped up here...