Health Care

Taxpayers and Patients Win Second Round on 340B Drug Discount Rule

In January, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) discussed a court case concerning a November 1, 2017 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule for Medicare Part B that will lower costs to taxpayers and Medicare beneficiaries for certain outpatient pharmaceuticals purchased under the 340B drug discount program.  It is expected the rule will save Medicare beneficiarie

CAGW Releases 2018 Congressional Pig Book

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) released its 2018 Congressional Pig Book, the 26th edition of the group’s exposé on pork-barrel spending. 

House Ways and Means Committee Boosting Use of Health Savings Accounts

On July 11 and 12, the House Ways and Means Committee marked up and passed 11 bills that will expand the use and availability of Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for all Americans and would make other changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare.  The bills considered were:

Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released This Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference this Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Comment on FDA's Proposed Rule Regarding Tobacco Product Flavors

July 11, 2018

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
5630 Fishers Lane
Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

Comment on FDA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding Regulations of Flavors in Tobacco Products

Docket ID No – FDA-2017-N-6565

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Media Alert: 2018 Congressional Pig Book to Be Released July 18, 2018

The little pink book that makes Washington, D.C. squirm is back and bigger than it has been in many years.  Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) will release the 2018 Congressional Pig Book at a press conference one week from today on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 10 a.m. EDT. 

Comment on FDA's Proposed Rule Regarding Nicotine Levels

July 11, 2018

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
5630 Fishers Lane
Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852

Comment on FDA’s Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making regarding Tobacco Product Standard for Nicotine Level of Combusted Cigarettes

Docket ID No – FDA-2017-N-6189

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GAO Releases Another Troubling Report on 340B Drug Discount Program

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has been concerned with the 340B Drug Discount program for some time.  On June 28, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released, “Drug Discount Program: Federal Oversight of Compliance at 340B Contract Pharmacies Needs Improvement.”  The report adds to the growing mountain of evidence that the discount program is out of control and is in dire need of restructuring.

CAGW Signs Coalition Letter Supporting Safety Net 340B Drug Program Reforms

On June 18, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) became one of 58 diverse organizations that signed onto a letter congratulating Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar for the actions his agency is taking to reform and return the Safety Net 340B Drug Program back to its original intent of helping uninsured, low-income people get access to affordable prescription drugs.  These proposals can be found in President Trump’s blueprint to lower

Citizens Against Government Waste Applauds Generational White House Reorganization Plan

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) hailed the White House’s plan to reform and reorganize the federal government for the 21st century.

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CAGW Names Rep. Bennie Thompson June 2018 Porker of the Month

Rep. Thompson is CAGW's Porker of the Month for attempting to create taxpayer-funded dorms for members of Congress.