Professor Rob Natelson has written an article, "Republicans Pushing Mandates on State Courts," that explains the problems or ramifications of voting either "aye" or "nay" on this revised H.R. 5 that may be on the docket for Monday, March 19, 2012 in the U. S. Congress. Here is one bill that should be single issue bill and stop with the mandates.
1. "THE FIRST PART of revised H.R. 5 is a resurrected zombie that was the original H.R. 5. Although promoted as “medical malpractice reform,” the measure is actually a big step toward federal control of state court systems. Essentially, it’s a lengthy set of mandates telling state and federal judges how to run their own courts whenever they deal with any health-care-related personal injury cases...."
2. "THE OTHER PART of revised H.R. 5 would repeal a portion of Obamacare that is so ludicrously unworkable, it’s probably doomed for the trash heap anyway. (Even many Democrats have signed up for repeal.) This is the portion creating the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)—which, in a display of telling incompetence, the Obamacare law consistently calls by a different name until making a correction 834 pages into the 906-page statute...."
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