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H.R. 5253 (107th): Medical Liability Insurance Crisis Response Act of 2002

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To modify the antitrust exemption applicable to the business of medical malpractice insurance, to address current issues for health care providers, to reform medical malpractice litigation by making available alternative dispute resolution methods, requiring plaintiffs to submit affidavits of merit before proceeding, and enabling judgments to be satisfied through periodic payments, to reform the medical malpractice insurance market, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Max Sandlin Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2002
Length: 72 pages
Jul 26, 2002
107th Congress (2001–2002)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 26, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


16 Cosponsors (16 Democrats)



Jul 26, 2002

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H.R. 5253 (107th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 5253. This is the one from the 107th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 107th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2001 to Nov 22, 2002. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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