CASE Reaffirms Opposition to Federal Tort Reform Bill
This week CASE reaffirmed it’s opposition to H.R. 1215, the deceptively titled “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017,” which seeks to give the federal government sweeping power over state court systems in medical malpractice claims. The bill was pulled earlier this month only to be reintroduced with slight alterations.
CASE once again joined with 10 other national conservative voices in signing a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan outlining why the legislation is a threat to our nation’s constitutional framework of limited federal government and the principles of federalism. Said CASE in a statement:
“Tort reform is an important issue, but not one worth undermining the basic constitutional principles of limited federal power. H.R. 1215 imposes the judgment and authority of Washington over the sovereign court systems of the 50 states, their elected leaders and the legislative will of the people who reside there. This legislation is a glaring example of “Constitutional Malpractice” and must be rejected.”
The letter to Speaker Ryan detailing conservative opposition to the proposed legislation can be found here.