|00:00:00||PRESIDENT, WHEN HE ADDRESSED US A FEW WEEKS AGO, MADE MENTION OF THE FACT THAT HE'D BEEN TALKING TO PHYSICIAN FRIENDS AND THIS AND THAT AND HE FELT LIKE THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING THERE.|
|00:00:12||THE PROBLEM WAS, THE SOLUTION HE OFFERED IS NO SOLUTION.|
|00:00:14||BUT WHY DON'T YOU GUYS TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS WHAT THAT WOULD DO.|
|00:00:18||AND THEN ALSO HOW THAT DROVE COSTS IN YOUR INDIVIDUAL PRACTICES.|
|00:00:26||MR. CASSIDY: AS WE TRY TO COME UP WITH A PLAN THAT'S PATIENT-CENTERED, EXPANDS CARE AND LOWERS COSTS, ON GIN'S HAVE THE MOST COSTS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MAYBE NEUROSURGEONS, WITH LAWSUITS.|
|00:00:40||CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT?|
|00:00:42||ROE: THEE THE LEGAL CRISES HAVE ARE OCCURRED THROUGHOUT VARIOUS|
Mr. BOOZMAN. The other thing I would say, and you all, the gentleman from Tennessee and you might talk about the importance of getting rid of these nuisance lawsuits. We got good news. I believe it was the CBO, somebody scored this week to the tune of many, many billions of dollars. That's something that our side is pushing for very, very hard. Everyone agrees. Even the President, when he addressed us a few weeks ago, made mention of the fact that he'd been talking to his physician friends and this and that and that he felt like, you know, that there was something there. The problem was the solution that he offered is really no solution.
But why don't you guys talk a little bit about the numbers, what that would do, and then also how that drove costs in your individual practices.