In today’s healthcare environment, doctors, medical practices, and health systems need an advocate—a resolute voice loud enough to be heard.
The Doctors Company is relentlessly committed to supporting medical liability reform and to safeguarding access to patient care. We defend reforms that are in place, prevent legislation from being enacted that would undermine the defenses of our members, and take opportunities to enact new measures that would limit liability exposure for our members and physicians across the country.
We dedicate ourselves to this calling so doctors can make decisions based on the best outcomes for patients, rather than the ever-present threat of litigation, invasive regulation, or financial loss.
Track Legislation in Your State
More than 150,000 bills are introduced each year in state and federal legislatures. We continually monitor legislation that impacts our members and advocate on your behalf. See legislative activity in your state.
Political Advocacy Articles
Maternal and Child Health: When Public Health Objectives Become Legislative Priority
We are seeing an increased legislative interest in advancing public policy issues around maternal and child health.
First Quarter 2020, The Doctor's Advocate
2019 Judicial Challenges to Damage Caps
State laws limiting damages face near-constant court challenges.
Fourth Quarter 2019, The Doctor's Advocate
Legislative Advocacy Update
Our government relations team is countering legislative attacks on medical liability reforms.
Third Quarter 2019, The Doctor's Advocate
The Doctors Company advocates relentlessly to establish and protect medical liability reforms in state legislatures and courts across the U.S.
Winter 2019 Advocacy Update
October 2019 Update
July 2019 Update
April 2019 Update
Contribute to Our Political Action Committees
The Doctors Company’s state and federal political action committees (DOCPACs) support candidates for elected office that favor medical liability reform in their respective states and in Congress. By contributing to a DOCPAC, you can help us in the fight to protect the practice of good medicine.
Protecting Liability Reform
California’s Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA) has served as a model for medical liability reform nationwide. Read our briefing on the history, major provisions, and benefits of MICRA.