"The bill before us today is modeled on
"Because the evidence of the effects of those reforms on lowering health care costs is so overwhelming, the
"This bill's common-sense reforms include a
"And this bill does all this without in any way limiting compensation for 100% of plaintiffs' economic losses, which include anything to which a receipt can be attached -- including all medical costs, lost wages, future lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and any other economic out of pocket loss suffered as the result of a health care injury. Far from limiting deserved recoveries in
"Unlike past iterations, this bill only applies to claims concerning the provision of goods or services for which coverage is provided in whole or in part via a Federal program, subsidy, or tax benefit, giving it a clear federal nexus. Wherever federal policy affects the distribution of health care, there is a clear federal interest in reducing the costs of such federal policies.
"The legislation before us today also protects any State law that otherwise caps damages or provides greater protections that lower health care costs.
"I urge my colleagues to support this legislation that would enact much-needed, common-sense, and cost-saving litigation reforms that would increase health care accessibility for all."
Click here (https://judiciary.house.gov/markup/h-r-372-h-r-1215-h-res-111/') to learn more about today's markup.