Friday, March 3, 2017
The House Judiciary Committee, by an 18-17 margin, approved legislation capping damages in medical malpractice cases. The federal legislation would cover individuals who are insured under Medicare, Medicaid, veterans or military health plans, and the Affordable Care Act, and could also impact people covered under COBRA or health savings plans. The vote surprised opponents of caps, who expected a vote in conjunction with the ACA replacement. STAT has the story.