There is such a thing as bipartisan health care legislation, really …
In late September, we witnessed a rare, but encouraging, sign of bipartisan collaboration. The House of Representatives passed HR1745, the Family Health Care Accessibility Act of 2010.
This bill would give liability protection to physicians who volunteer at public or nonprofit community health centers receiving federal funds for serving medically underserved areas. The bill passed by a near-unanimous 417-1 vote. (The only nay came from physician Ron Paul. Why he voted no, I have no idea).
This well-focused legislation that everyone (well, almost everyone) can agree on seems like a positive step that will help patients. I hope more such legislation follows.