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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.

February 12, 2020 — Thomas Schatz 1581542686

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 — Peter Klensch 1575924677

Price Controls for Dummies

Democrats should learn what price controls REALLY mean.

October 22, 2019 — Thomas Schatz 1571775869

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. 

August 7, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1565182762

The American Medical Association’s Shaky Stance on Socialized Medicine

As the American Medical Association’s (AMA) shrinking membership tilts further and further to the left, real questions need to be asked about the organization’s influence over the Medicare for All debate. 

July 8, 2019 — CAGW Staff 1562599792

More Good News on the Healthcare Front

Today, the Trump administration released a final rule on Health Reimbursement Arrangements (HRAs). 

June 14, 2019 — Elizabeth Wright 1560526032

Benefits of 5G

With all the focus on creating a nationwide fifth generation (5G) network, questions often arise about why it is important for the U.S. to lead in 5G development, the benefits of moving to 5G, and why is there a continual push for more spectrum to be made available for 5G.

April 25, 2019 — Deborah Collier 1556211434

Basic Lack of Accountability Plagues NYC First Lady’s Mental Health Initiative

In 2015, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio asked his wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray, to lead an effort to tackle mental health challenges in the city.  Called ThriveNYC, it purported to offer a “roadmap for mental health for all.”  Yet records show Ms. McCray failed to keep track of how her program spent its money.

March 1, 2019 — Spencer Chretien 1551471357

19 Things States Should Not Do In 2019

Governors and legislators new and old taking office this month will be inundated with advice from all directions.  Each special interest and left-wing or right-wing single-issue activist group will have scheduled meetings between its highest-paid lobbyists and the most important legislators; prepared its talking points and social media campaigns; and made its first campaign contributions of 2019.  The state’s education association, hospital association, largest employers, small businesses, unions, parks, railroads, airports, universities, sports teams, and hundreds of other stakeholders - e

January 31, 2019 — Spencer Chretien 1548965867

NAFTA Negotiators Should Promote Strong IP Rights

As the May 18 deadline for negotiating a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) looms, negotiators should consider closely how intellectual property (IP) rights will be treated between the countries involved.

May 11, 2018 — Deborah Collier 1526050674

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