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Price Controls

Using the Coronavirus Crisis to Implement Rate Setting is Unseemly

Price control always distorts markets and lead to shortages.

March 19, 2020 — Elizabeth Wright 1584650055

Congress Should Oppose More Government Interference in Drug Pricing

Price controls will simply cut off access to lifesaving drugs and force manufacturers to limit investment in new cures.

March 3, 2020 — Thomas Schatz 1583272452

Cased Closed – The International Pricing Index is Foolish Policy

On Thursday, the CEA effectively closed the door to adopting a bad drug pricing policy. 

February 14, 2020 — Elizabeth Wright 1581709135

Free Market Leaders Speak Out Against Healthcare Price Controls

We must keep Congress and the Trump administration from imposing price controls.

February 12, 2020 — Thomas Schatz 1581542686

The IPI - Are We All Socialists Now?

Adopting these policies would validate socialized medicine schemes like price controls and rationing.

January 31, 2020 — Elizabeth Wright 1580500819

Let's Not Import Bad Ideas Like International Price Indexing

How long do you think television companies would stay in business if the government told them to charge $200 for a TV even though the TV costs $250 to manufacture?  Not very long, but that is exactly what the socialists in Congress want to do with prescription drugs.

They want to use “international price indexing” (IPI) or “foreign reference pricing,” to determine the price of a drug used in the U.S. based on the price of the drug in foreign countries that use price controls and socialized medicine.

December 11, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1576080427

When Will Politicians Learn, Price Controls Do Not Work?

A new bill would create an independent federal agency that would determine and regulate the cost of prescription medications.

November 14, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1573771216

Price Controls for Dummies

Democrats should learn what price controls REALLY mean.

October 22, 2019 — Thomas Schatz 1571775869

Importing Foreign Drugs Will Not Lower Drug Costs

This morning, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) to review two potential ways to allow “safe” importation of certain drugs originally intended for foreign markets.  No secretary of Health and Human Services or commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under a Republican or Democratic administration has ever confirmed that importing pharmaceuticals would keep Americans safe from da

July 31, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1564601270

Socialist Drug Price Controls Should be Rejected

It has been often said that in Washington, D.C. bad news comes out on a Friday afternoon and today, July 19, 2019, is no exception

July 19, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1563555649

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