"As I have traveled our country, I have met too many good doctors?forced outof practice because of the high cost of lawsuits. To make health care more affordableand accessible, we must pass medical liability reform now. And in all we doto improve health care in America, we will make sure that health decisions aremade by doctors and patients, not by bureaucrats in Washington, DC."
—President George W. Bush
Republican Party Nomination Speech, Sept. 2004