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    SCAI Urges Swift Action on Medical Liability Reform Legislation

    June 13, 2017

    On June 13, 2017, SCAI endorsed HR 1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 — a medical liability reform legislation introduced by Representative Steve King (R-IA). In a letter to Congressman King, SCAI highlighted how there is "widespread agreement that our nation’s medical liability system is broken and does not serve the needs of our patient and that the 115th Congress must pass legislation that will make the necessary reforms at the federal level which will reduce health care costs, preserve patients’ access to medical care, and put an end to medical lawsuit abuse."