Sen. Don Balfour was a leader in the effort to bring sensible tort reform to Georgia.
Too many Georgians, particularly those in rural areas, have suffered from lack of medical care. Part of the solution to making medical care more accessible to Georgians is reducing the cost for physicians to set up practice in our state and communities. Tort reform is a key part of the solution to reducing costs.
The rising cost of insurance, particularly in harder economic times, is a major impediment for businesses who might hiring employees. Georgia can, and must, work to lead the nation with commonsense solutions to reduce the overhead cost of running a business and creating jobs. After the passage of tort reform Georgia moved into the top 10 best economic climates.