The American Medical Association (AMA), in a letter to US Senate leaders, strongly supported a medical liability-reform bill that mimics and protects California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) in capping non-economic damages at $250,000, after it passed the House on June 28. The bill, Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017 (HR 1215), would apply to lawsuits connected to care provided or subsidized by the federal government. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimated that enacting the bill would lower national health spending by $14 billion over the next five years, because of lower medical liability premiums. To read more, go to the AMA website at