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Medical liability reform bill introduced in House
Modern Healthcare

Dr. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) and two other U.S. House members introduced a bipartisan medical liability reform bill to try to lower healthcare costs and strengthen the relationship between physicians and their patients.

Gingrey, Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and David Scott (D-Ga.) are co-sponsors on the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare Act, or the HEALTH Act. Gingrey said in a news release the bill would save billions of dollars each year in federal taxpayer dollars by reducing the need for so-called defensive medicine.