A question of sources.
No matter what one's point of view on the political spectrum, I think it important that, when we state something as fact, we are able to substantiate it. In this regard, the entire first paragraph of the article fails. Every bit of information in the first paragraph, where the authors set out the reasons for their work later on, is based upon press releases that cannot be verified or--in one case--even discovered.
The Employment Policy Foundation is what some would term a right-wing think tank. The second cited basis is the Coalition to Heal Health Care in Florida, whose web page cited has been closed. The third fact-based cite is again a right-wing think tank.
Whether we agree or diagree that there is a health care crisis, whether we agree or disagree that medical malpractice presents any type of problem is beside the point. We are the givers of facts, especially between and among ourselves. If we are going to cite something, let us cite something that can be checked. I am sure the authors present timely and critical information to the subject matter in their article. I would hate to see their work lessened by an introduction which is clearly based in political rhetoric.
JEFFREY L. PRICE
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|Author:||Price, Jeffrey L.|
|Publication:||Florida Bar Journal|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2004|
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