Lots of discussion upthread about the fear and cost of liability. What are the numbers? If memory serves, I belive that liability costs are actually a fairly small fraction of health care costs, so why does it always get this over-exposure when we discuss this subject? BTW, in super-liberal communistic, hippy-loving, -----, supposedly broke California we have had a law on the ooks for a generation that limits medical liability to $250k. Attorneys won't touch medical liability cases because it's not worth their time. I know people that this has affected, who have no recourse after being harmed. And as a consequence, is our health care cheaper? I don't think so.