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H.R. 1158 (108th): Medical Liability Insurance Crisis Response Act of 2003

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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: Mar 6, 2003
Length: 77 pages
Mar 6, 2003
108th Congress (2003–2004)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 6, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.



Mar 6, 2003

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H.R. 1158 (108th) 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. 1158. This is the one from the 108th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 108th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 2003 to Dec 9, 2004. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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