Sunday, July 31, 2011

Update on med mal bill before Congress

I have commented on the med mal reform bill before Congress here, here, here, hereherehere and here.  Now the PopTort is reporting two interesting developments: First, when the bill went to mark-up, some Republicans surprisingly argued the bill was unconstitutional.  The bill was eventually marked up and reported out of committee but it’s stalled in the House.  Secondly, however, the "spirit" of the bill has been revived in the “Gang of Six” budget proposal through a vague referene to a recommendation to save an unspecified amount through medical malpractice reform.  Go here for the PopTort's full comment on the issue.

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