by Andrew Mangione –
Fighting to keep America powerful 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.