Republicans Real Target: Trial Lawyer Money?

I’m interested in the theory articulated here which argues that medical malpractice tort reform is directed at curbing the income of malpractice lawyers.

At the risk of overgeneralizing, Republicans are far more disciplined than Democrats and are far more able to take the long view. So if this is the core motivation, I would not be surprised. In political chess, Republicans have long been two or three moves ahead.