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U.S. Should Not Import Foreign Price Controls on Drugs

On May 20, 2019, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar, spoke before the 72nd World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO) under the United Nations (UN), in Geneva, Switzerland. This assembly is held annually and attended by delegations from the 150 WHO member states, including the United States.

Oklahoma Governor Stitt - Veto HB 2632

May 21, 2019

The Honorable Kevin Stitt
Governor of Oklahoma
Oklahoma State Capitol
2300 N Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105

Dear Governor,

Broad Conservative Coalition Opposes Binding Arbitration Price Controls in Medicare

(Washington, D.C.) – The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) led a coalition of 26 fiscally conservative organizations to send a letter to House and Senate leaders strongly opposing the use of binding arbitration in Medicare Part B and possibly in Medicare Part D.  The imposition of these sorts of government price controls would stall innovation and fail to lower the cost of prescription drugs.

CCAGW Leads Coalition to Oppose Using Binding Arbitration to Lower Medicare Drug Prices

Coalition writes in opposition to the use of binding arbitration to lower drug prices in Medicare Part B and possibly in Medicare Part D.

CCAGW Urges Opposition to H.R. 987

May 16, 2019

U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

Dear Member,

You will soon consider H.R. 987, the MORE Health Education Act, which combines four bills that address pharmaceuticals and would overturn rules the Trump administration has implemented that provides more choice for consumers under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), better known as Obamacare. On behalf of our more than 1 million members and supporters of the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), I ask that you oppose this bill.

Texas - Oppose HB 2536

May 15, 2019

Senate Business and Commerce Committee
Sam Houston Building
201 E 14th Street
Austin, Texas  78711

Dear Senator,

Ohio - Testimony Opposing IPI Budget Provision

Testimony for the Ohio Senate
Finance Committee
Subcommittee on Health and Medicaid

H.B. 166 FY 2020-2021 Fiscal Operating Budget
Using an International Pricing Index for Medicaid: A Really Bad Idea

Thomas Schatz
Council for Citizens Against Government Waste

May 14, 2019

Chairman Bob Hackett, Vice-Chairman Stephan Huffman, Ranking Minority Member Cecil Thomas, and Members of the Committee:

Oklahoma - Oppose HB 2632

May 13, 2019

Oklahoma Senate
2300 N Lincoln Blvd.
State Capitol Building
Oklahoma City, OK  73105

Dear Senator,

USPS Losses Deepening; Bold Postal Reform Wallows

The United States Postal Service (USPS) today released its fiscal year (FY) 2019 2nd quarter financial statement and the news is both predictable and alarming. 

Citizens Against Government Waste Disappointed in President Trump’s Comments on Foreign Importation of Prescription Drugs

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) President Tom Schatz released the following statement expressing disappointment that President Donald Trump’s May 9, 2019 comments that his administration would allow prescription drug importation from foreign countries if a state could purchase them at a “substantially” lesser price, such as, “40, 50, 60% less.”

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CAGW Names Sen. Elizabeth Warren May 2019 Porker of the Month

Sen. Warren is CAGW's Porker of the Month for proposing a taxpayer-funded student loan bailout and "free" college.