About the bill
Health care costs are skyrocketing. Total health care spending went from 7.2 percent of GDP in 1970 to 17.8 percent in 2015. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services projects that it will rise further to 19.9 percent by 2025.
Among the causes of this growth are medical malpractice lawsuits, when patients sue doctors, hospitals, or medical groups. A bill that recently passed a key House committee could significantly curtail this practice. But will it come at too great a cost to patients?
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2017
Length: 25 pages
What stakeholders are saying
H.R. 1215 is a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
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Civic Impulse. (2018). H.R. 1215 — 115th Congress: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1215
“H.R. 1215 — 115th Congress: Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017.” www.GovTrack.us. 2017. April 20, 2018 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/115/hr1215>
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