It has become clear that excessive litigation is a huge problem these days, and it looks like it is getting worse(at least in some parts of the country). Doctors are shying away from some procedures and patients due to fear of litigation, and excessive tests are being ordered. This obviously is not the ideal way a healthcare system should run. What do you guys think will be the best way to curb this menace? For example I think that a good solution might be to get away from private medmal insurers and allow the government become the sole medmal insurance provider(since they are hell bent on sticking their nose in everything). That way when the taxpayer is the one comming out of pocket to pay for those large awards, they will think the case through properly as a juror. Any other suggestions?