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.

WHO: Turzai, Cutler and Oberlander, and other House leaders; along with Dr. Robert delRosario, OBGYN, Partners in Women’s Health Care; Michael Wylie, Genesis Healthcare; and Dr. Jane Pontious, clinical professor, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. They will all be joined by officials from numerous other health care, business and legal organizations that will be negatively impacted by the venue rule.

WHEN: Wednesday, Jan. 30, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Main Rotunda, Pennsylvania Capitol, Harrisburg.

LIVE WEBSTREAMING: The press conference will be streamed live at PAGOPPolicy.com.

Media contact: Jennifer Keaton, 717.705.2094, jkeaton@pahousegop.com