A Texas bill that allows plaintiffs in personal injury suits to recover the difference between the medical expenses they incurred and the amount their insurers paid faced little opposition in the Texas Legislature, but at least two groups are urging Gov. Rick Perry to veto it.

Passed on a 139-0 vote in the House and a 28-2 vote in the Senate, H.B. 3281 addresses a controversy that has been brewing since the state Legislature passed major tort reforms in 2003. The controversy centers on whether the sweeping reforms included elimination of the long-standing collateral source rule.

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