Outlook Dims For GOP-Backed Malpractice ReformThe Connecticut Mirror: After Promising Start, Malpractice Reform Seems Bogged Down
When it comes to health care policy, there isn't much that brings the two parties together. But at the outset of the 112th Congress, it seemed like medical malpractice reform was one area ripe for bipartisan compromise. ... [J]ust last week, a key House committee approved a GOP bill to cap non-economic and punitive damages in medical lawsuit awards, teeing the issue up for a full House vote. But even with all the talk and action, supporters and opponents alike say the prospects for a meaningful legislative deal on such a contentious issue is bleak (Shesgreen, 5/18). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.