Legislative Focus: H.R. 452 and H.R. 5

Two critical national issues impacting physicians will be on the House or Senate floors in the next weeks in the form of H.R. 452 and H.R. 5. Below, we summarized them in a few points that you can email or discuss with your representative. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE OR YOUR SENATE REPRESENTATIVE! It is important that we continue to remain active and in touch with our representatives so they can be properly informed of the issues that affect us.

 H.R. 452 was introduced to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Several grounds make this Board a danger for physicians:

PLEASE URGE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE “YES” AND REPEAL THIS AGENCY.

 

The approval of H.R. 5 will lead to reduction of the excessive burden the legal system places on health care by current medical liability costs. This bill passed the House vote this past week and was forwarded to the Senate. Here are the points you can touch upon in discussing your support for this bill:

PLEASE URGE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE “YES” AND PASS THIS BILL.


Further information on these bills can be found by accessing these links:

H.R. 452

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr452

http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/news/news/2012-03-06-hr452-repeal-ipab.page

http://waysandmeans.house.gov/UploadedFiles/HR_452_.pdf 


H.R. 5

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hr5

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-112hr5rh/pdf/BILLS-112hr5rh.pdf

http://ama.capwiz.com/ama/issues/bills/?bill=39917506&cs_party=all&cs_status=all&cs_state=ALL

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