Debate over A Patients' Bill of Rights

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Washington is embroiled in another high stakes battle over how to best manage medical care. Doctors, lawyers and consumer groups insist on patients' rights to sue their insurance plans when things go wrong. Health plans and employers predict a flood of frivolous lawsuits that will increase costs and threaten medical coverage. We examine the structure of America's medical system and what's at stake, with representatives of the health care and trade industries, a health policy correspondent, doctor, and consumer advocate.
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American Association of Health Plans

American Medical Association


Congressional Quarterly

Families USA

National Association of Manufacturers

National Sleep Foundation


McCain-Kennedy Bill (S.872)

Frist Bill (S.899)



Warren Olney