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House Republicans Introduce MICRA-Like Federal Med Mal Bill


Legislation setting federal limits on medical liability claims, modeled after California’s nearly 30-year-old MICRA law, was introduced in the House late last month.

He argued that “the medical liability system is broken” and that “neither doctors nor patients benefit from a system of rampant litigation. Only lawyers do, and thus they support a system that is fundamentally flawed and inefficient.”

Dr. Stuart Weinstein, a spokesperson for the Health Coalition on Liability and Access in Iowa City, Iowa, said at the hearing that “medical liability has devolved from a system designed to protect patients’ rights and improve the quality of health care to a system designed to reward personal injury lawyers.”

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