Patients’ Rights Liability Costs DebatedAdvocates of the U.S. Senate version of a “Patients’ Bill of Rights” charge that health insurer concerns about the potential cost impact of added liabilities established in the legislation are overstated.

Insurers and their allies in the U.S. House of Representatives, however, continue to back a Republican version of the bill they say is probably far less expensive in terms of future legal costs.

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