FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2014
CONTACT: Peter DeMarco (Senate) @ 916.651.4029, Amanda Fulkerson (Assembly) @ 916.319.2026
Legislative Republicans Send Letter to Sen. Steinberg, Say Changing MICRA Cap Would Trigger More Junk Lawsuits, Hurt State’s Economy, Threaten Access to Affordable Health Care
SACRAMENTO – Senate and Assembly Republicans today announced that they have sent a letter to Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg reaffirming their support for California’s landmark law that sets caps on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, known as MICRA. They vowed to oppose any legislation to undermine these caps, as they argued it would invite more junk lawsuits, hurt the economy and threaten access to affordable health care.
The text of the letter is below: Continue reading