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New Rules Will Fail to Lower Drug Prices

On Friday, November 20, President Trump announced two interim rules that he claims will lower drug costs in Medicare Parts B and D. That is not accurate.

Elizabeth Wright November 24, 2020
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Most Favored Nation Policy Is Unfavorable to U.S. Biopharmaceutical Research

Back in September, President Trump signed an Executive Order ordering the Department of Health and Human Services to implement a most favored nation (MFN) policy for pharmaceutical reimbursement in Medicare.

Elizabeth Wright November 20, 2020
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Gov. Ralph Northam Signs Legislation Extending Telemedicine to Help Virginians

Governor Northam (D) signed two bills which would allow medical services to be provided through telemedicine in Virginia. 

Frances Floresca November 18, 2020
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Biden Advisor Emmanuel Has the Wrong Prescription for COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel has been appointed to Joe Biden's coronavirus task force. He is remembered for being a chief architect of Obamacare and penning an article “Why I Hope to Die at 75."  Will he determine who gets a COVID-19 vaccine first?

Elizabeth Wright November 17, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Government-Run Healthcare During COVID-19

A Wall Street Journal editorial, “Europe’s Covid Hospital Lesson:  How Government Health Care Has Led to Funding Caps and Too Few ICU Beds,” provided an interesting analysis on socialized medicine and COVID-19.

Elizabeth Wright November 6, 2020
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Pandemic Spending Demonstrates Disconnect in Pentagon's Priorities

Pentagon officials used money provided for pandemic preparedness to support local jobs.  This should mark the end of further stimulus funding for the Department of Defense.

Sean Kennedy September 25, 2020
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CAGW Names NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio September 2020 Porker of the Month

Mayor Bill De Blasio (D) is the September 2020 Porker of the Month for demanding $5 billion from taxpayers while refusing to make any commonsense cuts in spending.

Alexandra Abrams September 21, 2020
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Healthcare Transparency: May Not Work as Intended

President Trump's health insurance transparency rule may not accomplish what is intended.

Elizabeth Wright September 11, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Now Is the Time for Occupational Licensing Reform

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have made changes in occupational licensing laws.  However, it is important to discuss reform outside of the pandemic. 

Frances Floresca September 8, 2020
The WasteWatcher

School Openings based on Science or Science Fiction?

Is Montgomery County, Maryland and its approach to reopening public schools emblematic of many other school districts across the country?

Elizabeth Wright August 28, 2020
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AB 5 is a Lose-Lose Situation for Gig Economy Workers and Independent Contractors

Lawmakers have attempted to repeal a bill that hurts gig economy workers and independent contractors.  California needs to continue supporting efforts to repeal the bill. 

Frances Floresca August 26, 2020
The WasteWatcher

Supreme Court to Hear Case to Overturn Obamacare in November

In March 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) agreed it would take up the case Texas v United States and determine the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.

Elizabeth Wright August 21, 2020

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