The House of Representatives voted today to pass the bipartisan Protecting Access to Healthcare (PATH) Act. The PATH Act repeals the 15-member Medicare rationing board mandated by President Obama’s health care law. It also enacts frivolous lawsuit abuse reforms, which were authored by Rep. Gingrey.
“On the eve of the two-year anniversary of Obamacare, the passage of the PATH Act reflects the glaring reality of this law—the federal government cannot afford it, and the majority of Americans don’t want it,” Rep. Gingrey said. “Not only does the PATH Act protect our seniors enrolled in Medicare, it provides for meaningful medical liability reforms that will reduce the deficit, prevent more physicians from being driven out of practice, and stem the tide of spiraling health care costs. This is an example of the type of patient-centered reforms that our health care system desperately needs.”
The PATH Act now moves to the Senate for consideration. To read the legislation in full, click here.
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