Vote “NO” on HR 1215. It places a federal limit on the value of a life.

This bill is a con game to make us believe that malpractice insurance is a major expense of our healthcare system, when in fact, it is only 0.5-1% of all medical costs. Losers of this game will be patient protections against malpractice and medical error. It limits non-economic damages to $250,000, shortens the statute of limitations and bans class action lawsuits against doctors prescribing FDA-approved drugs or medical devices that cause harm. Winners will be pharmaceutical firms who’ll minimize damages for under-tested drugs and their well-paid army of lobbyists.

Script: I’m calling to ask Rep. (___) to vote “NO” on HR 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017. Reducing healthcare spending is an admirable policy goal, but it should not be achieved by eroding people’s legal protections against medical malpractice while shielding pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits over hastily-approved drugs.

Rep. Brownley (CA-26): DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779

Rep. Carbajal (CA-24)DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

More Info:https://centerjd.org/content/fact-sheet-hr-1215-“protecting-access-unsafe-care-act-2017”

https://www.citizen.org/sites/default/files/medical-malpractice-scapegoat-report.pdf

http://honolulu.legalexaminer.com/uncategorized/trump-ryan-and-king-exposed-h-r-1215-promotes-unsafe-medicine/

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s