Latest Health Coalition on Liability and Access Stories

2011-07-21 07:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access was encouraged by the inclusion of medical liability reform in the deficit reduction plan released yesterday by the bipartisan "Gang of Six" in the Senate. "The HCLA commends the Gang of Six in the Senate for recognizing the value of comprehensive medical liability reform in the ongoing debate over how to reduce our spiraling national debt," HCLA Chair Mike Stinson said. "Our nation's broken medical...

2011-05-12 15:36:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee met earlier this week to mark up H.R. 5, the "Help Accessible, Efficient, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act," and move the medical liability reform measure on to a vote by the full House of Representatives. The bill passed the Committee by a vote of 30 to 20. A floor vote will be scheduled for the coming months. "The passage of the HEALTH Act by the Energy and Commerce Committee brings us...

2011-05-11 08:44:00

WASHINGTON, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Americans overwhelmingly support meaningful medical liability reform and agree that elected representatives should make changes to our nation's broken medical liability system, according to a new poll released today by the Health Coalition on Liability and Access. "The HCLA poll clearly shows that the American people continue to support medical liability reform," said HCLA Chair Mike Stinson. "Patients across the country understand that...

2011-04-06 13:24:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA) testified today before the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee in a hearing titled, "The Cost of the Medical Liability System Proposals for Reform, including H.R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011." Troy M. Tippett, MD, a Florida neurosurgeon representing the HCLA, emphasized to committee members that "our medical...

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