Continuing to Fix American Health Care
by Blake Farenthold on June 12, 2017 at 1:40 PM
This week, the House will vote on H.R. 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act, which is part of the third “bucket” of Obamacare repeal and replacement. This bill, modeled on successful California litigation reforms, would lower health care costs and make health care more accessible to people across the country. It would enact limits on medical malpractice lawsuits in both state and federal courts by capping awards and lawyer fees. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that these changes would reduce federal deficits by nearly $50 billion over a ten-year window. Further, it would reduce premiums for medical malpractice insurance, which will lead to lower premiums for private health insurance. This bill is just part of the House’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare with a system that will provide better health coverage to Americans. To see the full text of the bill, please click here.