Bush-Norwood Agreement On Patients’ Rights Meets Opposition
A major employers group said it opposes the breakthrough agreement between President Bush and Rep. Charlie Norwood, R-Ga., on patients bill of rights legislation.
Neil Trautwein, director of employment policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, said that while the agreement is better than the alternative, it would still expose employers to significant liability.
For further industry reaction to the agreement, see National Underwriters Web site at www.NationalUnderwriter.com.
Specifically, the agreement divides jurisdiction over health disputes between federal and state courts.