Tort Reform

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Florida seeks to limit nursing home lawsuits; names new nursing home ombudsman

Lawmakers in Florida are proposing a controversial bill that would put a $300,000 cap on non-economic damages in wrongful death cases involving nursing homes.

House Judiciary Committee approves medical liability reform bill

The House Judiciary Committee has approved a key tort reform bill. The panel voted 18-15 late last week to advance the measure on to the full House.

Obama's proposed malpractice reforms would protect providers

Obama's proposed malpractice reforms would protect providers

President Obama is asking the Justice Department for $250 million in grants to help states write and implement new medical malpractice laws to help lower healthcare costs.

Lawmakers tackle tort reform bill again

The full House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday worked on shaping a new version of the most high-profile tort-reform bill offered in recent years. The committee marked up the medical liability reform bill called Help Accessible, Efficient, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act. Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) introduced the bill in the House on Jan. 24 and Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) introduced a companion measure on Jan. 27.

Republicans set to debate healthcare ideas with Obama; Medicaid, malpractice caps may be on agenda

Republicans set to debate healthcare ideas with Obama; Medicaid, malpractice caps may be on agenda

Republicans are scheduled to participate in a televised showdown with President Obama on healthcare reform on Feb. 25.

CBO: Malpractice reform would result in billions in savings over next decade

CBO: Malpractice reform would result in billions in savings over next decade

The government could save as much as $54 billion over 10 years by enacting medical malpractice reforms, according to a recently released analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.

Obama announces $25 million in malpractice reform grants

President Obama last Thursday authorized $25 million for pilot programs to investigate tort reform options.

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