WASHINGTON, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Future Fund(AFF) today released a follow-up letter to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) from 11 conservative groups renewing their opposition to legislation imposing caps on medical malpractice awards, charging
The groups maintain that efforts to add "clarifying language" to H.R.1215, the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 to address federalism concerns could not avail because "there is fundamentally no 'clarifying language' that would reconcile a sweeping effort to federalize tort law with our system of federalism."
The letter goes on to insist that "(r)egardless of the potential cost savings claimed for medical malpractice reform, the costs to freedom and the spirit of innovation and regional diversity of the creeping and, more recently, massive intrusion of federal laws and regulation on state prerogatives, especially in the health care arena, are far higher."
In addition to AFF, the signatory organizations once again include:
AFF Founder Nick Ryan stated, "With conservatives calling out its impermissible and irreconcilable intrusions on the longtime presumption that tort law is the sole province of the states, the medical malpractice bill has clearly been on life support since it was reintroduced this Congress. It's time for the House leadership to pull the plug and end their efforts to impose mandates that interfere with state constitutional, legislative and judicial prerogatives and the expressed will of their citizens."
The American Future Fund, which operates as a 501(c)(4) organization, is a national issues advocacy group providing Americans a voice to support conservative and free market ideals.
Contact: Stuart Roy, (202) 731-7091
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SOURCE The American Future Fund
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