Rep. Schakowsky opposes bill to harm patients suing for medical malpractice

June 28, 2017

My Republican colleagues seem to have a fixation with caps. In their Trumpcare bill, they slash Medicaid and for the first time in its history, cap federal funding. The result: hospital closures, reimbursement and staffing cuts, reduced access and lower quality. Now, they want to impose another cap – a cap on the amount a patient can receive from a medical malpractice lawsuit when they’ve been harmed. I opposed their senseless and awful bill on the House floor today.