As the MSM is Dying a Slow Death, Phase 3 Has Begun With Bills Being Passed in the House

Folks as the MSM is dying a slow death, bills are getting passed in the House and being sent to the Senate that represent Phase 3 of the Repeal and Replace of Obamacare. The biggest just recently passed the House by a vote of 218 to 210 (Tort Reform or known as Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017).

From the article linked above:

Lawmakers in the House voted 218-210 this week to pass the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, paving the way for the potential of major tort reforms this year.

H.R. 1215 would cap noneconomic damages in malpractice litigation at $250,000 and limit the fees lawyers can charge in healthcare lawsuits. It also protects providers from liability in product liability lawsuits involving an FDA-approved drug or medical device.

The bill is designed to protect providers from superfluous lawsuits and unnecessary costs and would preempt state laws with higher limits on damages or no limits at all. According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis, the measure would save taxpayers $50 billion over the next 10 years.

In addition, the following 3 Acts have also been passed in the House and have been moved onto the Senate.

In addition to H.R. 1215, three other tort reform bills are under review. H.R. 720, the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act, would discourage the filing of frivolous claims by requiring mandatory sanctions on those who do and eliminating the ability of plaintiffs and their lawyers to avoid sanctions by withdrawing claims after a motion to sanction.

Another bill, the Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act, H.R. 985, would make it more difficult for plaintiffs’ attorneys to file class action lawsuits by requiring that all claimants in the class experienced the same type and degree of injury.

Finally, the Innocent Party Protection Act, H.R. 725, would let defendants sued in state courts remove the case to the federal level if the plaintiff and defendant are from different states and more than $75,000 in damages is on the line.

You can read more about the three bills passed back in March from the link below.


Leave a Reply

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

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

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s