(July 30, 2012) One of the proposals that is gaining traction in light of Congress’s inability to pass a federal budget is the so-called “No Budget, No Pay” proposal, in which members of Congress would stop being paid if they do not pass a federal budget on time.
(June 26, 2012) A new nationwide poll finds deep distrust of the American legal system, with only 26% of voters saying that the system provides timely and reliable resolution of disputes.
(May 29, 2012) A new nationwide poll finds that heavy majorities of voters across party lines believe that the legal system is increasing health care costs.
(May 15, 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 – is hosted by TheAtlantic.com in partnership with Common Good.
(April 30, 2012) A new nationwide poll shows that an overwhelming majority of U.S. voters––81%––believes the quality of public education would greatly improve if school system bureaucracy was cut down and teachers and principals were given more flexibility to do their jobs.
(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.
(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.
(January 27, 2011) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered a keynote speech yesterday at the New York State Bar Association, calling for legal reform including the creation of special 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.
(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.