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Standard of Care Protection Act H.R. 1473

Fighting to keep America great in Washington, AMAC continues to stay up-to-date on important legislation passing through the chambers of Congress.  Today, AMAC is proud to announce its support for H.R. 1473, the “Standard of Care Protection Act.”  Introduced by Rep. Phil Gingrey, M.D. (R-GA), this bill ensures that medical malpractice lawsuits cannot be brought against health care providers based solely on the new standards and guidelines for care set forth by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known more commonly as “ObamaCare.”  H.R. 1473 reinforces the belief that important health care decisions should continue to be made by patients and their doctors – free from the threat of invasive new legal repercussions.  AMAC firmly believes that the practice of medicine is not one-size-fits-all and that H.R. 1473 provides the legal protections physicians need in order to treat patients amidst the vast health care overhauls taking place in the coming months.  With a letter of support delivered to Rep. Gingrey’s office earlier this week, AMAC is pleased to give its stamp of approval to the Standard of Care Protection Act – a critical step in preserving the physician-patient relationship and protecting medical providers from the harmful impacts of ObamaCare.

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July 1st, 2013

The Honorable Phil Gingrey, M.D.
11th District, Georgia
U.S. House of Representatives
442 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Representative Gingrey,

I am writing today on behalf of the 745,000 members of AMAC, the Association of Mature
American Citizens, to offer our strong support for your bill, H.R. 1473, the “Standard of Care Protection Act.” AMAC is pleased to see this bill introduced, as it seeks to preserve the physician-patient relationship and protect medical providers from the harmful impacts of Federal laws like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known more commonly as “ObamaCare.”

At its inception, the PPACA established troubling provisions pertaining to the implementation of health care nationwide, including guidelines and standards for how health care is to be practiced by providers. H.R. 1473 ensures that medical malpractice lawsuits cannot be brought against health care providers based solely on the new standards and guidelines for care set forth by the PPACA. Limiting the PPACA’s ability to exercise control over medical decisions, this legislation allows physicians to treat patients according to their individual needs and prevents state liability laws from being superseded. H.R. 1473 reinforces the belief that important health care decisions should continue to be made by patients and their doctors – free from the threat of invasive new legal repercussions.

Like a majority of American citizens, AMAC remains very concerned about the future of health care in America. AMAC firmly believes that the practice of medicine is not one-size-fits-all and that H.R. 1473 provides the legal protections physicians need in order to treat patients amidst the vast health care overhauls taking place in the coming months. Thanks to your leadership and attention, AMAC is proud to support the “Standard of Care Protection Act,” a responsible bill that promotes patients’ access to high-quality health care.

Sincerely,
Dan Weber
President and Founder of AMAC

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