This will help John Edwards campaign coffers:
The U.S. Senate voted 49-48 to deny President George W. Bush another victory on health-care policy by blocking legislation to limit medical malpractice lawsuits and jury awards to injured patients.
Doctors, nursing homes, health plans such as Aetna Inc. and hospital owners such as Health Management Associates Inc. support the bill, saying it will lower premiums charged by malpractice insurers such as FPIC Insurance Group Inc. and ProAssurance Corp.
“A lot of these are frivolous lawsuits,” said Senator John Ensign, a Nevada Republican. “In our legislation, we are trying to bring some balance back to the system.”
I expect Edwards will surge forward in the fundraising race this quarter, particularly when you consider the shady manner in which his campaign funds have been raised to date.