Health Care

CAGW Releases July 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
July 14, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its July 2016 WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its July edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

Analyzing the House GOP Replacement for Obamacare

On June 22, 2016, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) announced the House of Representatives Republican plan on healthcare reform, one of a series of six proposals called “A Better Way.”  This is the first time the House Republicans have coalesced around one plan to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), more commonly referred to as Obamacare.  The Better Way also includes reforms to Medicare and Medicaid.

Comments to FDA on Biosimilars

Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D.
Commissioner
Food and Drug Administration
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002

Dear Commissioner Hamburg,

On behalf of the millions of members and supporters of our respective organizations, we are writing to ask that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) use the same International Nonproprietary Name (INN), or generic name, for an originator (reference) biologic product and an equivalent biosimilar.

New Regulations for the Unaffordable Care Act

Since it was signed into law on March 23, 2010, the $1.2 trillion Affordable Care Act (ACA) has proven unaffordable for a large percentage of Americans.  To escape the high costs, many individuals have sought relief in the form of short-term coverage plans.

CCAGW Opposes California SB 1010

June 17, 2016

State Assembly Committee on Health

State Capitol, Room 6005

Sacramento, California 95814

 

Dear Assembly Member,

CAGW Releases June 2016 WasteWatcher

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
June 15, 2016  

(Washington, D.C.) – Today Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its June WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers.  The stories from its June edition of WasteWatcher are listed in part as follows:

How the 340B Drug Discount Program is Increasing Cancer Costs

There are many reasons why cancer care costs are rising, and the 340B outpatient drug discount program is needlessly contributing to the increase.  Consumers and taxpayers end up paying the price for the program’s misuse.

Comments to FDA on Labeling for Biosimilar Products

May 31, 2016  

Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852.  

Re: Docket No. FDA-2016-D-0643
“Labeling for Biosimilar Products; Draft Guidance for Industry”  

Background

VA Sec. McDonald Is Living in a Fantasy Land

For Immediate Release Contact: Curtis Kalin 202-467-5318
May 23, 2016  

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CAGW Names Rep. Elijah Cummings November 2017 Porker of the Month

Rep. Cummings is CAGW's November Porker of the Month for attempting to place price controls on prescription drugs.