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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 16, 2017

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Vishal Amin


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Vishal Amin has been unanimously approved as White House intellectual property enforcement coordinator (IPEC) by the Senate judiciary committee. IPI welcomed Amin’s confirmation and thanked the Trump administration and Senate judiciary committee for moving the nomination.

June 15, 2017

IPI Congratulates Vishal Amin on IPEC Nomination


IPI congratulates Vishal Amin on his nomination by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee to be the next U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, and urges the Senate to swiftly approve Amin’s nomination.

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 9, 2017

Sanders Drug Importation Amendment Is as Dangerous as It Is Unnecessary


In a new IPI publication, “Prescription Drug Importation: Unsafe, Unnecessary and Unwise,” Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., says the Sanders amendment to the Prescription Drug User Fee Act assumes what is virtually impossible to guarantee: that imported drugs would be safe, much less effective.

June 7, 2017

Hollywood Under Cyberattack: How to Defend Against the Big Hack


Claims about the economic impact of piracy are hotly contested. 

June 4, 2017

EDITORIAL: Finding Hope After Trump's Climate Retreat


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

This weekend the Trib has devoted a generous amount of ink and paper to differing views on President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate accord. Those opinions range widely, from Washington Post journalist Ben Adler’s concern for both environment and economy, increasingly dependent on renewable energy and green initiatives, to conservative Texas scholar Merrill Matthews’ fears that the accord made too many demands of developed nations for environmental change, which he suggests (and with strong evidence) is already being positively affected by free-market forces. 

June 2, 2017

The News Only Gets Worse for Obamacare and Democrats


It is becoming extremely difficult to disguise or defend the Affordable Care Act's collapsing individual health insurance marketplace, but that isn't keeping the left from trying. ObamaCare defenders now claim that premiums are rising because Trump won't guarantee to pay insurers certain subsidies for covering low-income people.

 

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