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D.C. Soda Tax Could Give Taxpayers A Nasty Toothache

The D.C. City Council could approve one of the highest soda taxes in the nation.

President Trump's Great Ideas to Improve Medicare and the Contradictions

His effort to enhance Medicare is commendable.

How Did Maryland Drop Their Individual Insurance Premiums by 22 Percent?

Citizens who purchased health insurance on the Maryland Health Connection, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, marketplace exchange,saw their premiums drop an average of 13 percent in 2019 and will see an average 10 percent decrease starting January 2020.  The 2019 decrease was the first time since ACA was implemented that consumers saw

Lenin, Stalin, and Capone Would be Proud of Pelosi's Drug Pricing Plan

Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released the official summary and backgrounder of H.R. 3, “The Lower Cost Drugs Now Act,” although as of this posting, there is no bill language.  It would exert so much government authority over the pharmaceutical industry that it would equal anything that communist and socialist leaders in other countries have done to control various sectors of their economies.

Citizens Against Government Waste Slams Speaker Pelosi's Horrendous Drug Pricing Bill

Price controls never work, yet H.R. 3 would establish some of the most onerous government mandates ever imposed on any industry.

Citizens Against Government Waste Reacts to President Trump’s Plan to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

The Trump administration’s plan will harm people who use flavored e-cigarettes to wean themselves off of smoking combustible cigarettes.

Speaker Pelosi's Drug Pricing Proposal is Here - It's Not Good

The culprits who are really ripping off Americans are countries that utilize price controls and draft off U.S. funded research.

Michigan Governor Bans E-Cigarettes - A Really Bad Idea

Yesterday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D) banned flavored e-cigarettes, making it the first state in the nation to do so.  The governor’s actions follow closely the actions of San Francisco where city officials banned the sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), or e-cigarettes, that have not received approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Both the governor and San Francisco’s Board of Super

NIH Should Close Montana Facility to Pay for $1.3 Billion of Repairs

Current state of NIH facilities could undermine life saving research.

GAO: PBMs Gave Back Majority of Drug Rebates

PBMs provide a valuable service in delivering drug benefits to beneficiaries.

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CAGW Names Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker September 2019 Porker of the Month

Gov. Pritzker is CAGW's Porker of the Month for signing a $40.1 billion budget without any spending restraints and $1.4 billion in pork-barrel projects.