Medical malpractice reform is in the hands of the Senate after the House passed its reform bill today by a vote of 229-196. The Senate is expected to have developed its own reform bill by month's end. The House plan would cap noneconomic damages at $250,000 but set no limits on actual damages. It resembles malpractice legislation that passed the House last year. In recent months, many doctors across the country have complained aggressively about high malpractice insurance premiums, which they say are forcing them to relocate or leave the profession. -- by Tony Fong
Malpractice reform moves on to Senate
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