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The Greatest Sabotage to Obamacare is 'Medicare for All'

Today the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled, “Strengthening Our Health Care System: Legislation to Reverse ACA Sabotage and Ensure Pre-Existing Condition Protections.”  The irony cannot be lost that Chairwoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) was a co-sponsor of H.R.

More Fake News about BPA

For years, physicians, nutritionists, and behavioral scientists have been telling us that too many children are obese, eat too many foods high in fat and sugar, and are too sedentary.  A May 29, 2018 Washington Post article noted that “the average American child spends five to eight hours in front of a digital screen.”  We are not alone in our nation’s children living a much more inactive lifestyle then their pa

They’re Baaaaack – The Sequel

In their never-ending quest to run roughshod and exert control over the research-intensive biopharmaceutical industry, socialists in Congress have introduced various price-control bills.  For some reason they continue to think innovative drugs that cure cancer or other chronic diseases, such as hepatitis C, are whipped up in a back room with a 1970s-style “

CAGW: FDA Should Embrace Harm Reduction, Approve Modified Risk Tobacco Product Application

January 8, 2019

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

 

Re:
U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, LLC. MRTP Application for Copenhagen Snuff
Docket FDA-2018-N-3261

 

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Stay Calm and Carry On

On Friday, December 14, U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled in Texas, et al v. United States, et al, that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, was unconstitutional.

Using an International Pricing Index is NOT the Way to Lower Drug Costs

On December 6, John O’Brien, the senior advisor on drug pricing reform to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, published a blog, entitled, “How the IPI Model Would Introduce New Market Competition to Medicare Drug Spending.”  The blog left a lot of fiscal conservatives and patient-centered, free-market healthcare advocates scratching their heads.  Mr.

HHS OIG Admits: We’re Just Flushing Money Down the Drain

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) admitted last week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) hospital payment process is broken.

The OIG’s report, “Significant Vulnerabilities Exist in the Hospital Wage Index System for Medicare Payments,” showed that from 2004 to 2017, CMS overpaid nearly 300 hospitals more than $140 million in taxpayer dollars.

More Good News from Trump Administration on Lowering Health Insurance Costs

It’s a common saying in D.C., that bad news gets released on Fridays.  But, that was not the case on Friday, November 30, 2018.  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma announced that her agency was releasing four waiver concepts to help governors and state legislatures take advantage of Section 1332, Waiver for State Innovation, found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.

Healthcare Moves from the Election and Back to Congress

Poll, after poll, after poll shows that healthcare was the top issue in the 2018 elections.  This should not be a surprise as Democrats ran on the issue, while many Republicans hid from it.

Comment to CMS - Do Not Adopt Destructive Price Controls in Medicare Part B

November 16, 2018

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

Attention:

CMS-5528-ANPRM
Soliciting public comments on utilizing international price controls in Medicare Part B.

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CAGW Names Rep. Peter DeFazio January 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. DeFazio is CAGW's Porker of the Month for for making irresponsible comments in support of pork-barrel earmarks.