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McKoon for State Senate District 29 Newsletter
Newsletter No. 3; Vol. 3  January 2014
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Treasurer:
David Caraway


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Truth About SB 141

 

Good afternoon,

 

Today some radio advertisements have started running in District 29 from a group called Patients for Fair Compensation PAC.  The advertisements suggest that I am supporting trial lawyers and insurance companies over patients because of my opposition to SB 141.

 

SB 141 would throw out our existing medical malpractice system in Georgia.  SB 141 is a direct assault on the 7th Amendment in particular and our Bill of Rights in general.  Unfortunately, there are large special interests who stand to make a lot of money if SB 141 is passed into law and they are willing to do anything, including spreading misleading information about me, to accomplish their goals.

 

I think it is important for you to know that I have consulted with physicians, patients, insurance companies, attorneys who represent physicians and attorneys who represent patients in medical malpractice cases.  The feedback has been unanimous, SB 141 would be unconstitutional, it would be bad for patients, doctors and the entire health care system in Georgia.  The system proposed by SB 141 has not been adopted by any other state in this country and is also not in place as far as I can tell anywhere in the world.  The only rationale I have been able to find for this bill is that it would enrich a narrow special interest at the expense of patients and their doctors.  I do not care how many thousands of dollars these special interests are willing to spend to distort my clear conservative record--I will not be deterred in standing up for the Constitution and your individual rights.  If you have any questions at all about this issue, do not hesitate to contact me at my Senate office, 404-463-3931 or on my mobile phone at 706-442-9130 and I will be glad to personally explain this matter in detail.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve you in the State Senate.

 

Best Regards,

 

Josh

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