WPR News
9:06 am
Mon November 17, 2003

Tort Issue Moves Forward

Casper, Wy –
The Wyoming Health Care Commission will ask the legislature to allow citizens to vote on whether or not to cap damages in civil cases. The proposed constitutional amendment is seen as the first step in having the state move forward with tort reform, which doctors believe would lower medical malpractice rates. Commission Chairman Chris Muirhead says they were persuaded that the issue should go to legislators.
The commission also adopted several recommendations to improve health care access and the ability to get insurance. All recommendations will be forwarded to legislators.