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No More Vaping in San Francisco?

The Los Angeles Times’s June 24 editorial, “San Francisco’s E-cigarette Ban Isn’t Just Bad Policy, it’s Bad for Public Health” is right on target.

Ways & Means Hearing Highlights the Battle Over Medicare For All

On Wednesday, June 12, 2019, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing with the intent to give Republicans and Democrats the chance to discuss other proposals to expand universal health care.  Generally universal coverage means government-run healthcare.  This was the first time a House committee of jurisdiction had formally assembled to examine universal health coverage, though the hearing shortly turned into the predictable and fatuous game of Republicans vs. Democrats.

Creating a New Environmental Crisis

It has been said that one should never let a serious crisis go to waste.  It could just as easily be said, “if there is no crisis, make one up to try to compel action and raise money.”

Senate HELP Committee Hearing on The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019

The Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee will hold a hearing tomorrow on its draft legislation, “The Lower Health Care Costs Act of 2019.”  It is an effort to get something done where there is agreement between the Republicans and the Democrats.  The legislation addresses several issues such as surprise billing, prescription drug prices, healthcare transparency, improving public health and privacy issues with respect to educating the public on general healthcare matters, such as increas

More Good News on the Healthcare Front

Today, the Trump administration released a final rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). 

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases 2019 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2019 Congressional Pig Book, the 27th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending.

House Speaker Pelosi's Bizarre Drug Price Negotiation Plan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is expected to soon release her long-awaited drug pricing proposal.  According to news reports, the plan is expected to require the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to directly “negotiate” with pharmaceutical manufacturers for an “acceptable” price for at least 25 drugs that would apply to the entire U.S. market.  If no agreement can be reached, the Government Accountability Office would act as an arbitrator and oversee a dispute resolution.

CAGW Joins Coalition to Fight Against Socialized Medicine

Today, conservative organizations announced and launched the “Coalition Against Socialized Medicine” to fight to protect our most precious asset, our health. 

U.S. Should Not Import Foreign Price Controls on Drugs

On May 20, 2019, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, spoke before the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) under the United Nations (UN), in Geneva, Switzerland. This assembly is held annually and attended by delegations from the 150 WHO member states, including the United States.

Broad Conservative Coalition Opposes Binding Arbitration Price Controls in Medicare

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) led a coalition of 26 fiscally conservative organizations to send a letter to House and Senate leaders strongly opposing the use of binding arbitration in Medicare Part B and possibly in Medicare Part D.  The imposition of these sorts of government price controls would stall innovation and fail to lower the cost of prescription drugs.


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CAGW Names Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham June 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Lujan Grisham is CAGW's Porker of the Month for collaborating with green energy firms to enact a "Mini-Green New Deal."