How to Contact Maines Congresspeople and Oppose H.R. 1215

You can help make sure local juries — not Washington lobbyists and politicians — decide what compensation is fair for Mainers harmed by medical negligence.

Use the contact information below to write a letter, make a phone call, or send an email to your U.S. Representatives and Senators. Please act as soon as possible. The supporters of this bill are trying to get it passed quickly and without a thorough review.

— Tell your Congresspeople that you oppose H.R. 1215, which has been deceptively named the “Protecting Access to Care Act,” and urge them to oppose it, too.

— Tell them you have the right to a trial by a jury of your peers, including the right for a jury to decide compensation in medical malpractice cases. You are guaranteed that right by the 7th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. H.R. 1215 would take that power away from regular Maine people, and give it to the healthcare industry and insurance companies.

— If you or a loved one has been personally harmed by medical negligence, feel free to briefly share your story. Tell them how devastating it would be to you and your family to have Congress take away your right to pursue your medical malpractice case.

Click here to learn more reasons to oppose H.R. 1215.

  • Susan Collins

U.S. Senator for Maine

Edmund S. Muskie Federal Building

68 Sewall Street, #507

Augusta, Maine 04330

(207) 622-8414

www.collins.senate.gov/contact

 

  • Angus King

U.S. Senator for Maine

Gabriel Drive, Suite 3

Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 622-8292

www.king.senate.gov/contact

 

  • Chellie Pingree

U.S. Representative for Maine 1st District

2 Portland Fish Pier, Suite 304

Portland, ME 04101

(207) 774-5019

https://pingree.house.gov/contact-chellie

 

  • Bruce Poliquin

U.S. Representative for Maine 2nd District

6 State Street, Suite 101

Bangor, ME 04401

(207) 942-0583

https://poliquin.house.gov/contact

 

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