Medical Malpractice Liability Laws, Health Care Spending, And The Federal Budget

A new paper from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)reviews the recent literature on the effect of changes in traditional liability laws on health care spending and presents new analyses of how such changes affect Medicare, Medicaid, and other spending. The CBO is incorporating those assessments into its updated modeling of the budgetary effects of changes in traditional liability laws. 

The report can be obtained at