It's fun and easy! What fun things about soon-to-be ex-Senator Rick Santorum will you find out? Let's see!
Personally, I like this one the best so far!
Santorum Said Pennsylvania Was Facing Medical Malpractice Crisis. At an April 27, 2005 press event on Capitol Hill, Santorum said, “One of the reasons I’m so passionate about this is because Pennsylvania - if there’s a state in crisis in this country more than Pennsylvania I want to find out where they are.” “We are in a situation that - we [Pennsylvania] are losing physicians like we’ve never seen. There are 36,000 physicians in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania seven years ago last year we were down to 32,000 physicians. … We have a CRISIS in Pennsylvania…”
Pennsylvania Courts Released Statistics Showing that the State has Seen a “Sustained Decline” in Medical Malpractice. On April 25, 2006 - two days before Santorum claimed his state was facing a lawsuit “crisis” - the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts released data on medical malpractice case filings and verdicts for 2005 that showed “a sustained decline in the number of med mal lawsuits filed statewide.” According to the data, between 2000 and 2005, the number of medical malpractice case filings dropped 35 percent - from 2,632 in 2000 to 1,698 in 2005.
Statistics from American Medical Association Show that the Number of Doctors in the U.S. and Pennsylvania is Actually Increasing. According to the most recent statistics from the American Medical Association, the number of physicians in the United States is up more than 40 percent since 1990 - from 615,421 to 884,974 in 2004. Over the same time period, the total U.S. population increased by only 18 percent - from 248.7 million in 1990 to an estimate of 293.9 million in 2004. In Pennsylvania, the overall number of physicians increased from 30,824 in 1990 to 40,832 in 2004.
 U.S. Census Bureau data. “Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S.,” American Medical Association, 1992 edition, p.172; “Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S.,” American Medical Association, 2006 edition, p.133 “Physician Characteristics and Distribution in the U.S.,” American Medical Association, 2006 edition, p.312
(By the way, did you ever notice how much these conservative clowns like Santorum and John Stossel basically lie about EVERY aspect of the medical malpractice situation?)