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June 16, 2017

IPI Applauds GOP For Rejecting Bill Preempting State Malpractice Authority


“As supporters of limited government and the wide berth given to states by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments, we applaud Republicans in Congress for listening to our concerns regarding this bill and therefore pulling this legislation out of respect to the Constitution," said Tom Giovanetti.

June 16, 2017

House Resolution 1215 - Win-Win or Win-Lose?

“It even overrides state constitutional provisions, that the people of the states have added to their constitutions in order to protect patients and people who are injured by medical negligence,” Conservative writer and public policy consultant Dean Clancy said. Opponents of HR 1215 specifically include the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance and the American Bar Association.

June 16, 2017

D.C. Bill Could Nullify TX Medical Malpractice Laws

Medical malpractice laws in Texas and other states would be nullified under a measure in Congress that could be voted on this week. Opponents of HR 1215 include the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance and the American Bar Association.

June 13, 2017

Tort Reform or Constitutional Malpractice?


In attempting to rein in health care costs, Rep. Steve King would impose a federal, top-down pre-emption upon the states, which is a violation of federalism and another example of the over-federalization of law and justice.

June 12, 2017

Proposal in Congress Would Override Texas Medical Malpractice Laws

Medical malpractice laws in Texas and other states would be nullified under a measure in Congress that could be voted on this week. Opponents of HR 1215 include the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Taxpayer Protection Alliance and the American Bar Association.

June 12, 2017

King Measure Under Scrutiny and Criticism

Medical malpractice laws in Iowa and other states would be nullified under a measure in Congress that could be voted on this week. Conservative writer and public policy consultant Dean Clancy says he’s concerned the measure would cancel out any state level malpractice laws. Opponents of HR 1215 include the Institute for Policy Innovation, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance and the American Bar Association.

June 12, 2017

Coalition Letter Opposing the 'Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017'


Coalition letter expressing opposition to H.R.1215, which advances ‘federalization’ of state tort law. This bill is contrary to constitutional principles and represents an undue restriction on freedom. 

April 30, 2017

Mackowiak: Compromise Bathroom Bill Threads the Needle


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

On March 17, Tom Giovanetti, an influential conservative and president of the Institute for Policy Innovation, penned an opinion column for The Dallas Morning News that offered his creative solution. 

April 20, 2017

Texans Testify Against Transgender Bathroom Bill Through the Night


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti

Tom Giovanetti said the House bill was an improvement from a Senate version because it was a small-government solution that limits the creation of additional protected classes of people. “It will limit the ability of cities to get involved in this type of social justice activity,” he told the committee.

April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


In the debate over bathroom access for transgendered persons, the best solution is not to expand government power, but limit municipal overreach. Those in favor of precluding cities from social justice do-goodism should embrace solutions such as Texas’s CSHB 2899, which limits municipal power— rather than an unworkable attempt by the state to police bathroom access.

 

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