Read AAJ’s full statement on the House passage of the "Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely, Health Care (HEALTH) Act of 2011" (H.R. 5) here.
In short, from AAJ President Gary. M. Paul:
“Instead of focusing on patient safety, Congress voted today to strip away the legal rights of injured patients, reduce accountability and leave Americans at risk for more injuries from negligent care."