House Majority Policy Committee to Hold Capitol Hearing to Save Our Health Care

Feb. 13, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice legal actions in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.

House Majority Policy Committee Reschedules Save Our Health Care Hearing

Feb. 11, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee, chaired by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest), will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.

House Majority Policy Committee to Hold Hearing to Save Our Health Care

Feb. 08, 2019 /

WHAT: The House Majority Policy Committee will hold a public hearing to save our health care by studying the issue of venue with respect to medical malpractice lawsuits in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates, keeping doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviating a shortage of physicians and specialists.

House Republican Leaders Call on Court to Save Our Health Care

Jan. 30, 2019 /

HARRISBURG – Faced with a potential crisis threatening Pennsylvanians’ health care, House Republican leaders – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – today stood with health care providers and called for a public hearing to examine the negative impact that could result from the state court system looking to repeal one of its rules on medical malpractice lawsuits.

House GOP Leaders Call on Court to Save Our Health Care

Jan. 29, 2019 /

WHAT: Members of the House Republican Leadership Team – Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) and Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) – will call on the state court system to save health care in Pennsylvania. At issue is a proposal to the court to unilaterally repeal a rule that prevents medical malpractice plaintiffs from filing civil lawsuits in counties with more favorable jury payouts. Since it was adopted in the early 2000s, the rule has helped stabilize medical malpractice insurance rates that kept doctors practicing in Pennsylvania and alleviated a shortage of physicians and specialists.

Wheeland Named to Policy Committee as Deputy Policy Committee Chairman

Dec. 13, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Jeff Wheeland (R-Lycoming) announced today that he has been appointed by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) to serve, along with nine of his House Republican colleagues, as a deputy Policy Committee chairman on the House Majority Policy Committee for the 2019-20 legislative session.

Quinn Named House Policy Committee Deputy Chairman

Dec. 12, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) has been selected as a deputy chairman of the Majority House Policy Committee. The committee examines some of the most critical issues facing Pennsylvania and works to develop sound public policies to address them. Quinn was named to the committee today by Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).

Hahn to Return as Deputy Chairman of House Policy Committee

Dec. 11, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – For the second consecutive term, state Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-Northampton) has been appointed deputy chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee, which is led by Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest).

Nelson Selected to Serve Second Term as Deputy Chairman

Dec. 11, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – The House Majority Policy Committee recently announced that Rep. Eric Nelson (R-Hempfield) will serve a second term as a deputy chairman for the committee during the 2019-20 legislative session.

Walsh Appointed Deputy Policy Chairman

Dec. 11, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Majority Policy Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) has named Rep. Justin Walsh (R-Westmoreland) as a deputy policy chairman for the 2019-20 legislative session.

Mako Named Deputy Policy Chairman

Dec. 11, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Zach Mako (R-Lehigh/Northampton) recently was appointed one of 10 deputy policy chairmen for the 2019-20 legislative session.

Oberlander Names 10 Colleagues as Deputy Policy Committee Chairmen

Dec. 11, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – In working to develop sound public policies to address Pennsylvania’s most critical issues, House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) today announced that 10 of her colleagues will serve as deputy Policy Committee chairmen for the 2019-20 legislative session.

Oberlander Selected as First Woman to Chair House GOP Policy Committee

Dec. 03, 2018 /

HARRISBURG – Rep. Donna Oberlander (R-Clarion/Armstrong/Forest) will continue her strong advocacy of rural issues and the 63rd District by advancing within the leadership ranks of the House Republican Caucus in Harrisburg, as she was elected today to serve as chairman of the House Majority Policy Committee.