SPOTLIGHT: House reform package would pave way to med mal reforms

While it hasn't gotten much attention, a provision in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's package on health reform would establish several ways to reform current medical malpractice laws, as long as the changes don't limit attorneys' fees or impose caps on damages. In fact, the new draft reform law would give states a federal incentive payment if it produces alternative medical liability laws that meet HHS's approval. Article