A bill sponsored by Republicans in the House of Representatives would make it more difficult for older Americans and low-income people to win medical malpractice lawsuits. This could include those based on defective medical devices or drugs. This is part of their plan to replace President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
The bill would put new limits on the noneconomic damages, capping them at $250,000. Noneconomic damages include pain and suffering. Some states already have this cap in place. Under the bill, states could also increase the cap.