Bush pushes national liability reform; PA docs receive short-term relief

Jan 15, 2003

Scranton, PA-Calling the medical liability insurance crisis a"national problem that needs a national solution," President Bushrenewed his support for federal reform that would include a cap on non-economicdamages awarded to injured patients. Meanwhile, urologists and other physiciansthroughout Pennsylvania, the site of Bush's speech, canceled plans to shuttertheir practices after the governor revealed short-term measures aimed atalleviating the crisis.