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USMCA Steps Back on Intellectual Property Protection

On Monday, December 10, 2019, the Trump administration announced that it had reached an agreement with the House of Representatives on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.)

December 13, 2019 - 13:10 — Elizabeth Wright 1576260647

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 - 11:07 — Elizabeth Wright 1576080427

Congress can Prevent Taxpayers from Getting Hit with Health Insurance Tax

With only a couple weeks left on the 2019 legislative calendar and much of the air on Capitol Hill being consumed by impeachment, Congress is missing out on a painless bipartisan victory that could save taxpayers hundreds of dollars in health insurance premiums.

December 9, 2019 - 15:51 — Peter Klensch 1575924677

CBO Releases the "Savings" Expected from Speaker Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill

On Thursday evening, December 5, 2019, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its savings' estimate for Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) drug pricing bill, H.R. 3, “The Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019.”  The CBO estimated the legislation would save Medicare $500 billion over 10 years.

December 6, 2019 - 20:17 — Elizabeth Wright 1575681430

Two Trump Administration Proposed Rules Promise Less Government Waste and More Transpareny in Healthcare

The Trump administration recently released two proposed rules.  One is designed to bring more fiscal integrity to Medicaid, a federal and state program with shared dollars that are used to provide healthcare for low-income people.  The other rule is designed to provide more accessible information for patients about medical costs.

November 22, 2019 - 14:08 — Elizabeth Wright 1574449696

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 - 17:40 — Elizabeth Wright 1573771216

The End to the Chicago Teacher Strike Underscores Pension Crisis

While Windy City children can finally start heading back to school, the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) 11-day strike resulted in no reform, to the detriment of students, taxpayers, and the fiscal health of the entire state of Illinois.

November 6, 2019 - 15:50 — Peter Klensch 1573073416

Warren’s Medicare for All: I’ll See Your $32 Trillion and Raise it to $52 Trillion

Warren says her healthcare plan would cost an additional $20.5 trillion in new federal spending over ten years.

November 4, 2019 - 19:58 — Elizabeth Wright 1572915483

A Republican Plan for Healthcare

The plan, “A Framework for Personalized, Affordable Care,” is focused in its approach.

November 1, 2019 - 10:30 — Elizabeth Wright 1572618600

Senate Democrats Try to Stop Trump Administration Progress in Lowering Insurance Premiums

The Senate is debating S. J. Res.

October 29, 2019 - 17:33 — Elizabeth Wright 1572384791

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