Table: A Patients' Bill of Rights

The McCain-Kennedy bill of rights would cover all 161 million Americans with employer-based health insurance. Under the plan, you would have the right... chose your own doctor. independent, external reviews of medical decisions made by your health plan. sue your health plan in state court for medical decisions that result in injury or wrongful death. sue your health plan in federal court for up to $5 million in punitive damages over decisions resulting in injury or death.

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