Measure 35 is NOT a Band-Aid for high insurance rates. It simply will not do what it claims. If passed it will do NOTHING to help the doctors suffering from high insurance rates. In states that have passed similar legislation, insurance rates continued to go up - in some cases at an EVEN HIGHER RATE.
A very small number of doctors are responsible for over half of the medical malpractice claims. The medical profession needs to do a better job of monitoring their own colleagues and putting the flagrantly bad doctors out of practice.
And the insurance industry must be reformed.
SOME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS AND PEOPLE OPPOSING MEASURE 35:
American Federal of Teachers, Oregon
AFSCME, Local 75
Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers
Brain Injury Association of Oregon
Center for Justice and Democracy
Common Cause of Oregon
Community Alliance of Tenants
Governor Barbara Roberts
Governor Ted Kulongoski
Multnomah County Democratic Party
Oregon Federation of Nurse and Health Professionals, Local 5018
Oregon State Public Interest Research Group
Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Service Employees International Union, Local 503
Service Employees International Union, Local 49
Former Supreme Court Justice Betty Roberts
Rural Organizing Project
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