Health Care

Trump Administration Implements New Guidance to Help Fix Individual Health Insurance Market

Except for a few noteworthy successes, such as repealing the individual mandate that forced people to buy health insurance they did not want or could afford, and ridding us of the Independent Payment Advisory Board that turned Medicare over to unelected bureaucrats, Congress has remained almost at a standstill when it comes to fixing and reforming the healthcare insurance market, greatly damaged

New HHS Transparency Regulation Mandates Inaccurate Information

The Pharmaceutical Research Manufacturers Association (PhRMA), the trade association that represents the nation’s leading biopharmaceutical research companies, announced a new proposal on Monday regarding direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertising.  This voluntary agreement by PhRMA members would help patients access more useful information about the cost of their medicines.

Grossly Expensive 'Medicare for All' - Hidden in Plain Sight

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has an editorial today, “The Price of BernieCare” and declares that “Democrats object that Republicans are telling voters the truth about single payer.” The WSJ points out that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said this week that healthcare will determine the result of the November elections.  Meanwhile, the Republicans are running political ads across the country that focus on the huge costs associated with implementing “Medicare for All,” Sen.

More Clarity that BPA is Safe

The long-awaited final core study on Bisphenol A (BPA), a compound used to produce strong plastic products and epoxy resins, has been released.  On September 28, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) announced that the CLARITY-BPA Core Study and Primary Data from the CLARITY-BPA Grantee Studies were available.  The core study confirms what has been known for years:  BPA is safe. 

Coalition Comments to FDA on the Development of the Biosimilars Market

September 21, 2018

Division of Dockets Management
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane
Room 1061, HFA-305
Rockville, MD 20852

Docket ID: FDA-2018-N-2689 Facilitating Competition and Innovation in the Biological Products Marketplace; Public Hearing; Request for Comments

Healthcare Remains a Top Issue in November Elections

Healthcare remains a top issue among voters for the upcoming November 2018 elections.  In a September 26, Pew Research poll, 88 percent of Democrats and 60 percent of Republicans believe healthcare is second in importance to Supreme Court nominations.

Citizens Against Government Waste Releases $3.1 trillion in Waste-Cutting Recommendations

(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) today released Prime Cuts 2018, the latest edition of the group’s comprehensive waste-cutting recommendations that would eliminate unnecessary and ineffective federal programs and spending. 

Fix the BBA Allocation Flip and Medicare Cliff in Part D

Congress is back from its summer hiatus and there will be a flurry of activity the next few weeks.  With the elections just around the corner, there is a lot to get done before mid-October, when members will be returning home to campaign.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) hopes Congress will use this time to fix some of the harmful changes made to our healthcare system thanks to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.  Congress could start with repairing damage done to Medicare Part D that was further aggravated with a policy change implemented in the 201

Comments to CMS on Proposed Rule for Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for Off-Campus Sites

August 23, 2018

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Department of Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 8013
Baltimore, MD  21244-1850

Attention:  
Docket CMS-1695-P
Proposed Rule for Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System for Off-Campus Sites

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Health Care Choices Proposal: A Plan to Return Power Back to the People and States

In June, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) declared that August should be healthcare month.  The senator would prefer to talk about how to prop up the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), or perhaps Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Act that would bankrupt the country, anything to avoid voting for President Trump’s judicial nominees. 

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CAGW Names Rep. Mike Rogers November 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Hoyer is CAGW's Porker of the Month for his support for being a leading proponent of a wasteful sixth military branch called the Space Force.