Responding to COVID-19

Even—especially—in times of crisis, public policy matters to real lives. While there are many unknowns, here at PPI we are committed to continue to be your voice for common sense in Columbia.
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Even—especially—in times of crisis, public policy matters to real lives. While there are many unknowns, here at PPI we are committed to continue to be your voice for common sense in Columbia. We’ll be on the ground keeping you informed every step of the way.

Our bond as South Carolinians unites us in adversity: while we breathe, we hope.  We look forward to staying in touch in coming days with stories of everyday heroes and ideas that defend sound economic principles.

Here is a list of Palmetto Promise resources and recommendations as the state of South Carolina deals with this new reality.

Please call or email us with any concerns or ideas: we are here for you. Together, we’ll weather this storm.

Independent doctors, “old school medicine,” on the COVID-19 frontlines

Since the outbreak of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the most urgent public conversations have focused on healthcare preparedness—the availability of beds (particularly in ICU), equipment (especially respirators), and healthcare professionals (physicians and nurses).   That’s why much of the executive action at both at the federal and state level has focused on increasing capacity and easing restrictions

Expanding telehealth among freedom-based solutions to COVID-19 pandemic

When a crisis comes, often the best thing government can do is get out of the way. That is certainly true for healthcare. Whether arcane Certificate of Need regulations or restrictions on doctors practicing across state lines, the coronavirus crisis has been a wakeup call to the regulatory state, leading to questioning whether these restrictions

Free resources for at-home learning during school closures

Learning from home, especially in this time of uncertainty, is a unexpected challenge for many families and teachers. But working together, we can keep our students safe, continue their education journey…and hopefully have some fun along the way! The resources provided on this page are meant to supplement – not replace – official instructions provided

Common sense public policy critical to meet COVID-19 crisis

As we all face our new reality in a world of “social distancing,” please know that we are holding you and your family close in our prayers. Even—especially—in times of crisis, public policy matters to real lives. While there are many unknowns, here at PPI we are committed to continue to be your voice for

Arcane SC regulations could hinder hospitals’ response amid Coronavirus outbreak

UPDATED (March 19th): Governor Henry McMaster has issued an Executive Order specifically directing DHEC to suspend CON regulations for the duration of this public health emergency. (March 17th): DHEC Director Rick Toomey today told the Senate Finance Committee, in response to questions, that there would be flexibility on CON bed limits. Flatten the curve.   You’re probably