HR 2563 - Bipartisan Patient Protection Act - National Key Vote

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Title: Bipartisan Patient Protection Act

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill to protect consumers in managed care plans and other health coverage.


  • Prohibits insurance companies from limiting either procedures doctors can perform or medicines they can prescribe when treating patients.
  • Provides a 100 percent deduction of insurance for the self-employed.
  • Gives patient right to sue insurance companies in state court over medical decisions, with a $5 million dollar cap placed on non-economic damages.