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2013-04-11 12:30:04

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today endorsed legislation introduced in the House of Representatives that will curb medical lawsuit abuse and help ensure continued patient access to care. The Standard of Care Protection Act (H.R. 1473), a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-GA) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX), is the first piece of legislation in the House of Representatives in the 113(th)...

2013-03-21 12:27:22

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With comprehensive medical liability reform legislation waiting to take center stage sometime this year, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access met in Washington this week to discuss recent developments at the state level and hear from liability reform experts and Members of Congress on the path forward for federal reform in 2013. Speakers at this year's Annual Meeting included Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), the Honorable Judy Harris...

2012-06-28 10:24:37

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access, the nation's leading medical liability reform organization, responded to today's decision by the Supreme Court to largely uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by a vote of 5 to 4. "As Congress continues to address the important health care issues facing this nation, any reform efforts must include fixing our country's broken medical liability system," said HCLA Chairman Mike...

2012-03-22 10:24:54

WASHINGTON, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today applauds Congress on the passage of medical liability reform provisions included in H.R. 5, the Protecting Access to Healthcare Act. The bill passed the House by a bipartisan vote of 223 to 181. This was the 12(th) time that medical liability reform legislation has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995. Estimates have pegged the savings from medical liability reform...

2012-03-16 10:21:42

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Health Coalition on Liability and Access today sent the following letters to Speaker John Boehner and Congressman Phil Gingrey, in support of the impending vote on medical liability reform: March 16, 2012 The Honorable John Boehner1011 Longworth House Office BuildingWashington, DC 20515 Dear Speaker Boehner: On behalf of the Health Coalition on Liability and Access (HCLA), we would like to express our support for the medical...

2012-02-16 14:24:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With comprehensive medical liability reform legislation still pending in Congress, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access met in Washington this week to discuss recent developments at the state level and hear from liability reform experts and Members of Congress on the path forward in 2012. Speakers at this year's Annual Meeting included Representatives Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Jim Matheson (D-UT), Dr. Timothy McDonald of...

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...