Barry Keene, the initial author of the MICRA cap, now deems the law “oppressive” and in need of revision. Because the cap was not inflation indexed, the original limit on malpractice awards for pain and suffering, mental anguish and quality of life is worth just 58K today. The sponsor of the bill himself now feels guilt for what he initiated and admits the bill should be deemed unconstitutional today.
The Insurance Executive
Wendell Potter was a former health insurance industry communications executive who became the industry’s worst nightmare. His job was to twist stories for the general public and make sure he did whatever it took to protect the insurance company. He left his 20 year career, after years of deceiving Americans, to advocate for reforms in the healthcare system.
Michael Mattoch previously worked for various insurance agencies, such as USAA, managing the governmental, regulatory and political interests of such companies in the western states. Having inside knowledge into the inner workings of the insurance agency, being a lobbyist as well as providing counsel over the years to republican and democratic administrations on tort reform and insurance industries, Mattoch is now working to protect consumers rights and make right years of self admitted mistakes.
A practicing radiation oncologist, whom has had 2 malpractice claims against him in the past, Paul Song believes that the CAP is unjust and unfairly discriminatory to patients. He believes there needs to be an amendment to the 1975 MICRA law.
Jamie Court is an American author, political activist, lobbyist and consumer advocate. He serves as president of Consumer Watchdog, a nationally recognized, leftist, nonprofit public interest group. Court helped pioneer the HMO patients’ rights movement in the United States.