State legislators: leave tort reform to us

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    From Healthwatch:

    An alternative might be what I'll call the Ryan-Obama proposal (since Paul Ryan and Obama have both suggested it, independently), which is to provide federal grants to state governments to study and implement appropriate reforms to their existing tort laws.

    H.R. 5 is, by the way, the bill that led to this intra-party squabble during a markup in February:

     
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    the states doing their own thing, yes, interesting.....
     
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    *AS they should be doing* Per The Constitution.

    Perhaps the *OP* has something to counter that the Constitution allows for the Imperial FED to dictate Healthcare against the Objections of the States...per the Ninth, and Tenth Amendments?

    And OBAMA had ZERO to DO with this.

    OP? Yer an ASS.
     
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    If you're talking about the feds forcing state governments to act as agents of the feds, they certainly can't do that.
     
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    the feds can legislate anything in interstate commerce or for the general welfare.

    so i'm not sure what you mean.
     
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    Absolutely they have the authority to pass federal laws/regulations, but then the authority and responsibility for executing those laws or regs will generally fall on federal-level officials, unless the state itself wants to play that role. The state government itself won't be forced to play a role it doesn't want to play.
     
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    that's true in theory. but generally what happens is that if the states refuse to do something, there will be some payback... like being denied funding of some type.
     

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