Tea Party Member Says Malpractice Damage Caps Violate Constitution

February 10, 2011 by matray

side note: Wow! Here is an interesting case where the Tea Party philosophy clashes with the Republican agenda. The HEALTH Act (proposed federal tort reform) was set to be "marked up" yesterday by the House Judicial Committee, but had to be postponed because Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, said that it did not pass Constitutional muster. From The Hill's Healthwatch blog: Tea Party divide sidetracks tort reform: Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas), a member of the Tea Party Caucus, said a Republican member's bill that would impose a cap on medical malpractice damages violates the Constitution. The House Judiciary Committee delayed markup of the tort reform bill until next week to consider whether the legislation would clash with state constitutions that forbid medical malpractice caps. see The Hill's Healthwatch blog

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