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Price Controls

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Presidential Executive Orders Will Not Lower Drug Costs

On Friday, July 24, President Trump discussed his four Executive Orders that he claims will lower drug costs. They will not.

Elizabeth Wright July 28, 2020
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Wasteful Spending on 340B Keeps Growing and Growing

One of the many programs whose problems seem to have gotten lost during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the 340B drug safety-net program.

Elizabeth Wright June 26, 2020
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Union Opposes Rate-Setting to Solve Surprise Medical Billing

An issue that continues to bubble under the surface of the coronavirus pandemic is how to prevent surprise medical billing. 

Elizabeth Wright April 24, 2020
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Using the Coronavirus Crisis to Implement Rate Setting is Unseemly

Price control always distorts markets and lead to shortages.

Elizabeth Wright March 19, 2020
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Congress Should Oppose More Government Interference in Drug Pricing

Price controls will simply cut off access to lifesaving drugs and force manufacturers to limit investment in new cures.

Thomas Schatz March 3, 2020
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Cased Closed – The International Pricing Index is Foolish Policy

On Thursday, the CEA effectively closed the door to adopting a bad drug pricing policy. 

Elizabeth Wright February 14, 2020
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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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The IPI - Are We All Socialists Now?

Adopting these policies would validate socialized medicine schemes like price controls and rationing.

Elizabeth Wright January 31, 2020
The WasteWatcher

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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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.

Elizabeth Wright November 14, 2019
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Price Controls for Dummies

Democrats should learn what price controls REALLY mean.

Thomas Schatz October 22, 2019
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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” im

Elizabeth Wright July 31, 2019

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