By a vote of 32-66, today the Senate rejected an amendment to the health care bill that would cap plaintiffs’ lawyers fees to one-third of the first $150,000 of any judgment and one quarter of any amount above $150,000. Democrats reportedly stated that the amendment was “unfair” because it did not limit fees for defense lawyers in malpractice cases.
Ahhhh. Legislation will be rejected if it doesn’t apply fairly to people on both sides of an issue.
So are Democrats next going to toss out the whole bill because it is unfair that Democratic members of Congress vote against accepting the same public option health plan they have designed for the American citizens?