Approval of Medical Liability Reform Legislation Appreciated by the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

Medical-ReformThe U. S. Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the approval of comprehensive medical liability reform legislation by the House Judiciary Committee.

This legislation of H. R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011 was approved by a vote of 18 to 15 and now it will move to the House of Representatives for further consideration.

"Yesterday's action by the House Judiciary Committee is a welcome beginning to the legislative push for meaningful medical liability reform”, said Lisa Rickard, President of the U. S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. "President Obama was right when he identified frivolous lawsuits as a problem for America's health care system and today's vote shows that many in Congress agree”.

Adding to it she urged the full house to quickly pass the health act and pass the legislation to the Senate.

Congressman Phil Gingrey opined that strict lawsuits are needed to be reigned in to stop investors from exploiting patient injuries and ensure they are being fully compensated and fairly treated. He related this initiative to bringing down the cost to patients, instead of wasting money on meritless lawsuits.