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H Amdt 303 - Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (House) (218-213) - (Key vote)

Title: Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that would provide federal assistance to patients who were denied health care and caps non-economic damages and punitive damages at $1.5 million each.

Highlights:
  • Guarantees patients Federal remedies to hold health plans accountable for wrongful denial or delay of medical care.
  • Caps non-economic damages and punitive damages at $1.5 million each.
  • Allows unlimited economic damage lawsuits in federal and state court.
  • Allows cases against employers to be heard in federal court and cases against health insurance companies in state court.
Amendment - Introduced (House) -

Title: Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act

Sponsors

  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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