NY Sen. Schneiderman Votes for Us, Against “Harvey’s Law”
I'm proud of how Senator Eric Schneiderman a) stood by his principles and stood up against the squandering of our public funds. Articulating why a proposed bill to subsidize New York medical malpractice insurance is problematic, he identifies the real medical malpractice crisis--the tiny 4% of doctors who are responsible for a whopping 50% (yes, half) of the medical malpractice payouts. The real problem is the lack of effective professional discipline that allows these doctors to keep practicing. The bill he voted against would exacerbate this problem by forcing the vast and overwhelming majority of good doctors to subsidize malpractice insurance for high risk doctors, spreading the costs of their malpractice across the board.
Below is a clip of him explaining why he is voting against the bill. This is the type of thing we need to see more of: representatives who fully grasp the issues and the interests involved, and are willing to stick to their guns and speak out on behalf of what they believe.