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A new Public Policy Polling survey commissioned by the American Association for Justice finds that voters in seven states are decisively opposed to H.R. 1215. Voters in traditionally “red” states are appalled by a proposal in the U.S. House of Representatives that strips patients and nursing home residents of their legal rights to hold the health care industry accountable if they are injured or killed by a medical provider, or a dangerous drug or device. The bill, deceptively named the “protecting Access to Care Act” (H.R. 1215), is expected to face a vote in Congress soon. According to a recent poll conducted by Public Policy Polling, at least 63% of voters in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah oppose the bill. In all seven states, this coalition of opposition includes majorities and pluralities of Democrats, Republicans, Independents, women, men, and voters in all three age groups polled. Among the seven states polled, the highest level of support for the bill was just 24% while the lowest was 16%.

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