WPR News
8:51 pm
Tue October 26, 2004

AFL-CIO Opposes Amendment C

Laramie, Wy – The Director of Wyoming's A-F-L C-I-O does not have the same warm feeling about constitutional amendment C shared by others. The Amendment would allow the legislature to set up a Medical Review panel that could weed out frivolous cases. While it is getting support from newspapers and some legislators as a way to address a part of the problem surrounding high medical malpractice rates, Kim Floyd of the AFL-CIO thinks it is too risky, because the panel could be stacked full of medical people.
Floyd says working people are being asked to give up too many of their rights in order to address a matter that could be better solved with insurance reform. Floyd also opposes constitutional amendment D which would allow legislators to cap non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases.