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GAO: PBMs Gave Back Majority of Drug Rebates

PBMs provide a valuable service in delivering drug benefits to beneficiaries.

Trump Administration Should Clearly Reject Socialized Medicine

Free-market fiscal conservatives are scratching their heads. 

Hope Ahead for VA/DOD Interoperability

In 1982, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DOD) were charged by Congress to share patient information for servicemembers transitioning from DOD into the VA health care system.  This transition process has been anything but seamless, with medical records being attached to gurneys each time a patient was moved, and hundreds of millions of dollars being wasted trying to develop an interoperable medical records system between the two departments. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Rejects HHS Plan on Foreign Drug Importation

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ally Abrams 202-467-5310

July 31, 2019
 

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz issued a statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Service’s (HHS) proposal to allow the importation of drugs originally intended for sale in foreign countries.

The HHS rulemaking would:

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

Kamala Harris's Medicare for All Plan: Just Another Gateway to Socialized Healthcare

Bottom line:  Sen. Harris’s plan is just another entry way to force government-run healthcare on everyone.

Is the Prescription Drug Pricing Reduction Act Another Obamacare?

For weeks, there was little information on what would be in the legislation since it was being discussed and written behind closed doors.

Colorado and California Take Action to Lower Obamacare Premiums

A July 23, 2019 Inside Health Policy healthcare column discusses predictions made by Colorado and California state officials on the cost of their insurance premiums in 2020 due to actions they took to make the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare, more affordable.  Colorado applied for a 1332 state innovation waiver that would allow them to set up a re

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

V.P. Biden's Plan is Really a Side Door to Medicare for All

Today, former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden offered his healthcare plan, the “Affordable Care Act 2.0.”  It would keep and build on Obamacare and provide a public option or mechanism for people to buy into a government-run plan.

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CAGW Names Rep. John Carter August 2019 Porker of the Month

Rep. Carter is CAGW's Porker of the Month for voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019, which saddles taxpayers with more spending and debt.