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Title: Amendment to the Bipartisan Patient Protection Act
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to adopt an amendment that would provide federal assistance to patients who were denied health care and caps non-economic damages and punitive damages at $1.5 million each.
- Guarantees patients Federal remedies to hold health plans accountable for wrongful denial or delay of medical care.
- Caps non-economic damages and punitive damages at $1.5 million each.
- Allows unlimited economic damage lawsuits in federal and state court.
- Allows cases against employers to be heard in federal court and cases against health insurance companies in state court.