President Bush highlights liability crisis in ob/gyn

March 1, 2006

President Bush used his State of the Union address to once again urge Congress to pass medical liability reform, specifically citing the crisis in obstetrics and gynecology. He said, "And because lawsuits are driving many good doctors out of practice?leaving women in nearly 1,500 American counties without a single ob/gyn?I ask the Congress to pass medical liability this year."

President Bush used his State of the Union address to once again urge Congress to pass medical liability reform, specifically citing the crisis in obstetrics and gynecology. He said, "And because lawsuits are driving many good doctors out of practice-leaving women in nearly 1,500 American counties without a single ob/gyn-I ask the Congress to pass medical liability this year."

For several years running, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed meaningful tort reform, according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. The legislation, however, has been shot down each time by the U.S. Senate. ACOG continues to work with both houses of Congress to gain support for medical liability reform.