NU Online News Service, July 7, 2004, 5:15 p.m. EDT
Voters in a key swing state are hostile toward the current U.S. medical malpractice suit system.[@@]
America’s Health Insurance Plans, Washington, bases that conclusion on a survey of 300 registered Ohio voters conducted in March and April by Public Opinion Strategies, Alexandria, Va.
AHIP has made a point of arguing that the government should find ways to help patients resolve complaints about the health care system without going to court, and it contends that the majority of Ohio voters who participated in the survey feel the same way. Many political strategists argue that the views of swing-state voters will have a big effect on the results of the upcoming presidential election.