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Pelican Institute official says 'bold leaders' are needed to enact comprehensive insurance reforms


By Carrie Bradon | Jul 2, 2019

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For years, Louisiana has been fighting record-high auto insurance rates that has led to lost opportunities and has negatively impacted consumers 

Pro-reform groups have been discouraged in the past by a lack of willingness to collaborate and bring about needed changes, and Pelican Institute for Public Policy is one such group that has long been pushing for meaningful auto insurance rate reform. 

“The obstructive and overtly political moves made to kill meaningful legal reform legislation during the recently concluded legislative session is a perfect example of how pervasive and powerful the entrenched status quo is in the Capitol,” James Baehr, general counsel for Pelican Institute, told Louisiana Record

Baehr believes that the drive of special interests has kept tort reform from getting any kind of traction needed to advance, and the negative consequences impact the working class most profoundly.

“While some of Louisiana's elected leaders continually place special interests over the needs of working families throughout the state, there are still those willing to part ways with the business-as-usual approach,” Baehr said. “We need more bold leaders to enact comprehensive reforms that will encourage rather than drive away jobs and opportunity."

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