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S.218 Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 27, 2011 Introduced in Senate

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  • 75% of users oppose S.218

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    • On September 20, 2011, by LupronVictim - These caps prevent the most seriously injured patients from recovering fully for the injuries, and only serves to enrich insurance companies. Furthermore, because medical malpractice suits result in less than .5% of total health care costs, malpractice reform would do little to lower the overall cost of health care. With over 98,000 deaths each year caused by preventable medical errors, I believe that encouraging safe medical practices should be one of the most important goals of health care reform. Preventing these errors will not only lower health care costs, but also protect the health and well being of patients.

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      As noted by LupronVictim, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 20, 2011, "These caps prevent the most seriously injured patients from recovering fully for the injuries, and only serves to enrich insurance companies. Furthermore, because medical malpractice suits result in less than .5% of total health care costs, malpractice reform would do little to lower the overall cost of health care. With over 98,000 deaths each year caused by preventable medical errors, I believe that encouraging safe medical practices should be one of the most important goals of health care reform. Preventing these errors will not only lower health care costs, but also protect the health and well being of patients. "
    • On September 20, 2011, by LupronVictim - INJURIES DUE TO LUPRON Many Lupron Victims suffer with the following injuries/health problems: Rare: blindness, paralysis, cancer Common: stroke, heart attack, liver damage, diabetes VERRY COMMON: significant bone density loss, osteopenia, osteoporosis, chronic pain and fatigue, chronic autoimmune disorders, chronic autoimmune thyroid disorder, low estrogen, infertility, continuing menopausal symptoms, depression, sweating, hot flashes etc., disc degeneration, debilitating neck & back pain, insomnia, memory loss ….etc.

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      As noted by LupronVictim, a user on OpenCongress.org, on September 20, 2011, "INJURIES DUE TO LUPRON Many Lupron Victims suffer with the following injuries/health problems: Rare: blindness, paralysis, cancer Common: stroke, heart attack, liver damage, diabetes VERRY COMMON: significant bone density loss, osteopenia, osteoporosis, chronic pain and fatigue, chronic autoimmune disorders, chronic autoimmune thyroid disorder, low estrogen, infertility, continuing menopausal symptoms, depression, sweating, hot flashes etc., disc degeneration, debilitating neck & back pain, insomnia, memory loss ….etc."
    • On March 04, 2011, by duvexy - I liked it pretty well until it got to where it stiplulated intent. Intent either should not be involved as some people have suffered from consequences of bad judgements from Doctors. My sister had her gall bladder taken out yet, the Doctor recommended it. He had no ill intent, but today she has a hernia. She should be able to recover from that.

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      As noted by duvexy, a user on OpenCongress.org, on March 04, 2011, "I liked it pretty well until it got to where it stiplulated intent. Intent either should not be involved as some people have suffered from consequences of bad judgements from Doctors. My sister had her gall bladder taken out yet, the Doctor recommended it. He had no ill intent, but today she has a hernia. She should be able to recover from that. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Health Legislation: Medical Malpractice: Overview and Legislation in ... - July 05, 2012 by Alerts - Language similar to the introduced version of H.R. 5 was included in H.R. 5652, the House budget reconciliation bill for FY2013, which passed the House in May 2012. The Senate has yet to consider H.R. 5 or S. 218 and S.

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      As noted by Alerts on July 05, 2012, "Language similar to the introduced version of H.R. 5 was included in H.R. 5652, the House budget reconciliation bill for FY2013, which passed the House in May 2012. The Senate has yet to consider H.R. 5 or S. 218 and S." (/url?q=http://healthlegislation.blogspot.com/2012/07/medical-malpractice-overview-and.html&sa=U&ei=vOr8T_iYB8a42wWGwr3rCA&ved=0CDYQmAEwBg&usg=AFQjCNH74lFtDztbZScQ4vlX4DqKWG2vTw)
    • Health Legislation: Medical Malpractice: Overview and Legislation in ... - July 05, 2012 by Alerts - Language similar to the introduced version of H.R. 5 was included in H.R. 5652, the House budget reconciliation bill for FY2013, which passed the House in May 2012. The Senate has yet to consider H.R. 5 or S. 218 and S.

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      As noted by Alerts on July 05, 2012, "Language similar to the introduced version of H.R. 5 was included in H.R. 5652, the House budget reconciliation bill for FY2013, which passed the House in May 2012. The Senate has yet to consider H.R. 5 or S. 218 and S." (/url?q=http://healthlegislation.blogspot.com/2012/07/medical-malpractice-overview-and.html&sa=U&ei=TrP7T4z8KaHU2AXFnZzSBg&ved=0CEMQmAEwCQ&usg=AFQjCNEK_uUk3QcbockLhiJ_3vLqR1_8LA)
    • Working Family Child Assistance Act (2007; 110th Congress S. 218 ... - March 26, 2012 by govtrack.us - Jan 09, 2007. S. 218 (110th). A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the income threshold used to calculate the refundable portion of the child tax credit. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress.

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      As noted by govtrack.us on March 26, 2012, "Jan 09, 2007. S. 218 (110th). A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to modify the income threshold used to calculate the refundable portion of the child tax credit. In GovTrack.us, a database of bills in the U.S. Congress." (/url?q=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/110/s218&sa=U&ei=08_bT7_sDeK02gWslMH7Cg&ved=0CB0QmAEwAA&usg=AFQjCNEZnT-NpSTaSYrKOj3uEBktNeJJxA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Hidden Thrill And Risk Of Josh Johnson - July 27, 2012 by Baseball Nation - He missed most of last season with a shoulder problem. Since 2006, when he first emerged as a real big leaguer, he's started 132 games, hardly on par with, say, Justin Verlander's 218. Johnson is not an established workhorse. But he's ...

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      As noted by Baseball Nation on July 27, 2012, "He missed most of last season with a shoulder problem. Since 2006, when he first emerged as a real big leaguer, he's started 132 games, hardly on par with, say, Justin Verlander's 218. Johnson is not an established workhorse. But he's ..." (http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/7/27/3196691/josh-johnson-trade-rumors-marlins-stats)
    • Kodak appeals ITC patent ruling - July 25, 2012 by ProPrint - The ITC concluded that while Apple's iPhone 3G and RIM's BlackBerry devices did infringe Kodak's 218 patent, the patent itself was invalid on "grounds of obviousness based on certain prior art". Kodak has said it will appeal the decision relating to the ..

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      As noted by ProPrint on July 25, 2012, "The ITC concluded that while Apple's iPhone 3G and RIM's BlackBerry devices did infringe Kodak's 218 patent, the patent itself was invalid on "grounds of obviousness based on certain prior art". Kodak has said it will appeal the decision relating to the .." (http://www.proprint.com.au/News/309740,kodak-appeals-itc-patent-ruling.aspx)
    • Growth and stability worry African leaders at AU Summit - July 14, 2012 by Xinhua News Agency - Ping said the amount of resources spent on conflict and peacekeeping operations were not part of the organisation's 218 million U.S. dollar budget expected for 2013. "Africa faces fewer inter-state wars and more intra-state conflicts. With more localized .

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      As noted by Xinhua News Agency on July 14, 2012, "Ping said the amount of resources spent on conflict and peacekeeping operations were not part of the organisation's 218 million U.S. dollar budget expected for 2013. "Africa faces fewer inter-state wars and more intra-state conflicts. With more localized ." (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-07/15/c_131716085.htm)
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