Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 26, 2018) – Last Thursday, the Iowa House overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. The House of Delegates Human Resources Committee introduced House Bill 2356 (HF2356) on Feb. 14. It replaced HF2275 sponsored by Rep. David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant). The legislation specifies that direct…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 14, 2018) – An Iowa House subcommittee has approved a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Rep. David Heaton (R-Mt. Pleasant) introduced House Bill 2275 (HF2275) on February 7. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance,…

DES MOINES, Iowa (Feb. 5, 2018) – Last week, an Iowa subcommittee passed a bill that would nullify federal regulation of purely intrastate commerce. Sen. Mark Chelgren (R-Ottumwa) introduced Senate Bill 2116 (SF2116) on Jan. 25. Titled the Interstate Commerce Act, the legislation would nullify federal regulation of products held, maintained, or retained within the…

DES MOINES, Iowa (July 1, 2017) – Today, a new Iowa law goes into effect that sets the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. The Senate Commerce Committee sponsored Senate Bill 404 (SF404). The new law will enable terminally…

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 20, 2017) – Last week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill into law that takes a step toward reforming the state’s asset forfeiture laws, but fails to close a loophole that allows police to circumvent state laws by passing cases off to the feds. As introduced by the Senate Judiciary committee…

DES MOINES, Iowa (May 15, 2017) – Last week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill into law setting the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. The Senate Commerce Committee sponsored Senate Bill 404 (SF404) on March 1. The…

DES MOINES, Iowa. (Apr. 19, 2017) – On Monday, the  Iowa Senate passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana by a resounding margin. Passage of this bill would set the foundation to nullify the unconstitutional federal prohibition on cannabis in effect. Senate Bill 506 (SF506) was introduced by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill…

DES MOINES, Iowa (April 18, 2017) – Yesterday, the Iowa Senate gave final approval to a bill that would set the foundation to nullify in practice some Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rules that deny access to experimental treatments by terminally ill patients. The Senate Commerce Committee introduced Senate Bill 404 (SF404) on March 1.…