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Thread #74507   Message #1313775
Posted By: GUEST,Apollo
01-Nov-04 - 10:23 PM
Thread Name: BS: Flu Vaccine Shortage
Subject: RE: BS: Flu Vaccine Shortage
Such language for a Lady!

First you claimed that there was no such bill. I showed you the bill existed. Now you question that Kerry opposed it. Things are opposed and die in commitee, so they never get voted on. Maybe a video of the anti tort reform Kerry saying "I oppose this bill" would convince you. I don't have one.

Tell me this: Would Kerry support any bill that would allow tort reform?

HR 5 the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2003 passed the House on March 13. Tort reform legislation. The cap on non-economic damages remains at $250,000. Punitive awards are set at the greater of $250,000 or twice the economic damages, and the bill allows defendants to introduce evidence of plaintiff�s receiving compensation for losses from outside sources. The legislation allows states to set their own cap on non-economic damages, regardless of whether they exceed or fall below $250,000. Federal provisions pre-empt certain state laws unless the protections exceed those in HR 5. The legislation retains the Sense of the Congress provision that insurers be made liable for damages when they disallow care that is medically necessary and appropriate. The Senate companion measure is S. 607.

S.607
Title: A bill to improve patient access to health care services and provide improved medical care by reducing the excessive burden the liability system places on the health care delivery system.
Sponsor: Sen Ensign, John E. [NV] (introduced 3/12/2003)      Cosponsors (7)
Related Bills: H.R.5, H.R.4280
Latest Major Action: 3/13/2003 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 33. STATUS: (color indicates Senate actions)

3/12/2003:
    Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
3/13/2003:
    Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 33.


That's all I can find.

If you believe Kerry did not oppose it that's fine. You are entitled to your opinion. I just thought I would make people aware of it so they could form an independant opinion.

Apollo