Prominent Leaders From Both Major Political Parties Are Joining a New Bipartisan Discussion of Government Reform


(March 29, 2012) Prominent leaders from both major political parties are joining an online discussion series on how to fix broken government. The series – titled America the Fixable – was launched earlier this month by TheAtlantic.com in partnership with Common Good, the nonpartisan government reform coalition founded and chaired by civic leader and bestselling author Philip K. 

President Obama’s Budget Includes a Breakthrough to Address Medical Malpractice Reform


(February 16, 2011) President Barack Obama’s recently unveiled Federal Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 calls for “a more aggressive effort to reform our medical malpractice system to reduce defensive medicine, promote patient safety, and improve patient outcomes” and “encourages Republicans to work constructively with him on medical malpractice as part of an overall effort to restrain health costs.” It then allocates funding for state-by-state implementation of medical justice reform initiatives, including health courts. 

Federal Deficit Commission Endorses Health Courts


(December 6, 2010) President Barack Obama’s U.S. deficit commission endorsed the creation of specialized health courts when a bipartisan majority of its members approved its report on Friday, December 3rd. 

Three Major Endorsements of Health Courts


(November 1, 2010) Three major endorsements of health courts (also called medical courts) have recently emerged, as the nation grapples with ever-rising health care costs and the reality that better care at a lower cost is needed.