Advocates are saying that a single payer system man be an answer to solve malpractice woes:
She noted that if health care was guaranteed through government funding there would be no need for malpractice suits and settlements to take into account the future health care costs of plaintiffs. This is particularly important in obstetrical cases given the future medical interventions and life expectancy of these babies.
For physicians to accept a government-run system, this is a critical selling point.
However, it will be unlikely that the trial lawyers, who comprise a pillar of the Democratic party, would allow this to happen.