Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006

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Author: George W. Bush  | Date: May 8, 2006

Statement on Medical Liability Reform Legislation,
May 8, 2006

I am disappointed that the Senate has yet again failed to pass real medical liability reform legislation. Unwilling to take on their trial lawyer supporters, the Democrats ledthis effort to block these much-needed reforms.

Junk lawsuits are driving too many good doctors out of medicine. Women in nearly 1,500 counties are without a single ob-gyn, and frivolous and abusive lawsuits are encouraging the use of defensive medicine, which imposes substantial and unnecessary costs on all Americans.

This is a national problem that deserves a national solution. I have called on Congress to pass responsible medical liability reforms, and the House of Representatives has acted. It is time for the Senate to put the needs of the American people ahead of the interests of trial lawyers and pass meaningful medical liability reform legislation.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, "Statement on Medical Liability Reform Legislation, May 8, 2006," Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:886-887 Original Sources, accessed December 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RRMA9Q1D3YQ8T8N.

MLA: Bush, George W. "Statement on Medical Liability Reform Legislation, May 8, 2006." Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:886-887, Original Sources. 4 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RRMA9Q1D3YQ8T8N.

Harvard: Bush, GW, 'Statement on Medical Liability Reform Legislation, May 8, 2006' in Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, May 12, 2006 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2006), 42:886-887. Original Sources, retrieved 4 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=RRMA9Q1D3YQ8T8N.