Monday's D3 Daily Action
It’s back with a different name, but you have seen this bill before. H.R. 1215, the so-called “Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017” does nothing to ensure that patients have access to health care. Instead, this bill would severely limit the ability of injured patients and their families to hold health care and medical providers accountable. The bill is so broadly drafted that it would also limit remedies against for-profit nursing homes, insurance providers, and even against doctors who commit intentional torts such as sexual abuse. It also contains a new provision making it more difficult to hold the pharmaceutical industry responsible for patient harm.
Script: Hi. I’m from [ZIP] calling about HR 1215 which intends to strip patients’ rights and increase medical corporations’ protections from lawsuits. When it comes to medical neglect, abuse, and malpractice, patients’ rights need to come first. Does Representative Tipton support violating the 7th Amendment of the US Constitution? Please ask him to vote against HR 1215.
Reminder: TONIGHT - TELEPHONE TOWN HALL with Scott Tipton, 6PM MST
...but if you didn’t register by noon last Friday, you’re out of luck. You might want to mention on today’s call to Mr. Tipton that you didn’t register by Friday but would still like to call in. Let his office know how you feel about the registration deadline being set for 3 ½ days before the call.
More info on HR 1215: