The American Medical Association's policymaking body will vote at its interim meeting next week on a measure designed to protect physicians' personal assets from being liquidated to pay malpractice settlements. The board of the Chicago-based physicians group wants Congress to amend the federal bankruptcy code to protect homes and retirement savings not already exempted from seizure by creditors. The change would enable physicians who face malpractice judgments that exceed their insurance coverage to hold onto some personal assets.
AMA eyes bankruptcy reform
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