Richard Hanna on Health Care
Campaign Website Statements
Healthcare requires a more measured approach. Reform must encourage interstate competition, change malpractice liability laws, encourage individuals to invest in their own health, develop taxing policies for individuals to purchase insurance and encourage the availability of provider and procedure cost as well as quality information.
In March of 2012, the House voted on HR 5, also know as the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011. This legislation would have set a statute of limitations of three years after the date of manifestation of an injury or one year after the claimant discovers the injury for a lawsuit, made each party liable only for the amount of damages directly proportional to such party's percentage of responsibility, allowed the court to restrict the payment of attorney contingency fees, authorized punitive damages only where there is clear and convincing evidence that a person acted with malicious intent to injure the claimant, limited punitive damages to $500,000, limited noneconomic damages to $250,000, and denied punitive damages in the case of products approved, cleared, or licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or otherwise considered in compliance with FDA standards. Richard Hanna voted in favor of the HEALTH Act.
Richard Hanna voted in favor of the HEALTH Act.
Repeal of Health Care Reform
In early 2011, the House voted on repealing the 2009-2010 health care reform legislation, called "Obamacare" by its opponents. Richard Hanna voted in favor of repealing the health care legislation.
Richard Hanna voted in favor of repealing the health care legislation.
Sponsored and Cosponsored Legislation
Amends the Internal Revenue Code to repeal a provision (added by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) that extends to corporations that are not tax-exempt the requirement to report payments of $600 or more.