Many of them are lawyers.
NC's solution to everything. Kill the lawyers.
I'm not going to repeat myself as I have over the years by linking studies that demonstrate that malpractice costs are not quite the problem as portrayed because people are going to believe what they (want to) believe. That said, I'm not opposed to reform of the med-mal recovery system we currently have.
I will repeat myself on the following however. When I was in high school, health insurance for most people I knew only covered surgical procedures, hospitalization and ER. We actually paid for regular doctor visits and prescriptions. We were not anywhere near "well off" but it wasn't a problem. We could afford it. We only bought hospitalization and surgery insurance and all was cool. Somewhere, some way . . . the system was broken.