In his speech to Congress on health reform President Obama agreed to give federal grants to states for developing new ideas on how to reform the medical malpractice system.
Republicans immediately expressed  skepticism. From where did this idea of state-level grants arise? Turns out the proposal is included in the Republican health reform bill in Congress co-sponsored by our own Sen. Richard Burr.
From Burr’s bill :
Under this Act, the federal government would financially assist states in establishing solutions to medical tort litigation.
If it wasn’t already crystal clear, Republican opposition to health reform has nothing to do with policy and everything to do with politics.