McConnell: Medical Liability Reform Should be in this Bill

‘If Democrats were serious about getting rid of junk lawsuits, I’m sure they could have found room in the 1,500-page Baucus Bill for more than that. Unfortunately, they did not’


WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday regarding the importance of getting it right on health care reform:




“Over the past few months, I’ve delivered a series of floor speeches on the kinds of common-sense reforms that Americans were hoping for but haven’t seen in the ongoing debate over health care. In particular, I’ve noted the glaring absence of medical liability reform in the various Democrat plans that are kicking around Capitol Hill.


“My point has been simple: throughout this debate, the administration has been hauling out one group or another onto the White House lawn as a way of suggesting support for its health care plans: doctors, nurses, hospitals, state governments — you name it. But one group you haven’t seen are the personal injury lawyers who drive up the cost of medicine and premiums for all of us by filing wasteful lawsuits against doctors and hospitals across the country.