Med Mal Reform Bill Derailed


Insurance industry representatives are urging U.S. Senate leaders to continue efforts to achieve medical malpractice reform despite a procedural vote which sidetracked a targeted bill.

Gary Karr, a representative of the Washington-based American Insurance Association, said that it is not surprising that the legislation–S. 2061–did not receive the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture and thus prevent a filibuster.

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