H.R. 1215 – Punishing Americans Protected By Obamacare – Legal Reader
H.R. 1215 – Punishing Americans Protected by Obamacare – Legal Reader
Representative Steve King (R-Ia) remarking on H.R. 1215; image courtesy of Rep. Steve King’s YouTube Channel, taken via still
House Republicans have spent a long time damning Barack Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Act. With Donald Trump in office and a majority in both chambers of Congress, the right-wing has already begun confidently chipping away at patient rights and protection. A newly-introduced bill, H.R. 1215, proposes punishing Americans who aren’t privately insured by capping medical malpractice limits.
The bill, also knowing as the Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017, was amended during a markup and approved by a House committee …