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Free Market Leaders Speak Out Against Healthcare Price Controls

We must keep Congress and the Trump administration from imposing price controls.

Thomas Schatz February 12, 2020
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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...

Elizabeth Wright December 11, 2019
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CBO Releases the "Savings" Expected from Speaker Pelosi’s Drug Pricing Bill

H.R. 3 exerts so much government authority over the pharmaceutical industry.

Elizabeth Wright December 6, 2019
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Senate Finance Committee Drug Pricing Changes - Market Driven or More Destructive Price Controls?

The healthcare policy community is anxiously waiting to see what kind of pharmaceutical pricing legislation Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) will produce for Medicare and Medicaid drug...

Elizabeth Wright July 8, 2019
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House Speaker Pelosi's Bizarre Drug Price Negotiation Plan

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is expected to soon release her long-awaited drug pricing proposal.  According to news reports, the plan is expected to require the Department of Health and Human Ser

Elizabeth Wright June 10, 2019
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Adopting Foreign Countries’ Price Controls: A Really Bad Idea

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) was troubled and mystified when the Trump administration issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that would change Medicare Part B

Elizabeth Wright October 31, 2018
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President Trump’s Blueprint to Lower Drug Costs: A Lot to Unpack

On Friday, May 11, President Trump released his report on what his administration will do to lower drug costs.

Elizabeth Wright May 18, 2018
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Another Dumb Idea from Democrats on Drug Costs

Today, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Rep.

Elizabeth Wright October 25, 2017

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