Pelosi’s Gift to Insurance Companies: Immunity from Lawsuits


Buried in the thousands of pages of the health care bills drafted by Democrats in the House and Senate is a provision to protect insurance companies from legal accountability for benefit decisions that cause injury or death to patients, Republicans warned on Wednesday.

“You can sue your doctor for malpractice if he makes a mistake practicing medicine, but you cannot sue your insurance company when it makes a medical decision,” Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) said at the press conference near the steps of the Capitol. “That’s just wrong.

Shadegg pointed to page 140 of H.R. 3962 and page 56 of S. 1796, which include language providing immunity for insurance companies, even if the actions they take result in injury or death.

Read the whole story here. We thought insurance companies were ‘evil’ because they ‘denied care for the sake of profits.’ So, now the Democrats want to remove any accountability for denials of coverage. Looks like the hand-outs for votes is in full swing…

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