As the new legislative session begins, Congress should demand increased transparency, require flow-through of manufacturer rebates to lower consumer prices, prohibit clawbacks, and consider giving federal agencies expanded oversight responsibilities to monitor PBMs’ practices. This op-ed explains why.
Today, ACI joined a coalition of think tanks calling for approval of the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. The letter finds the transaction would increase competition, thereby producing consumer benefits. The letter is available online.
Data Privacy Day reminds consumers once a year of the need to protect online data and privacy, but it is the role of Congress legislate workable policy solutions. The Congress should acknowledge that protecting the online privacy of American consumers is a non-partisan issue, and it should be one of its priorities in 2019. A […]
Today, the American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI) announced the release of its latest ConsumerGram, highlighting the promise of new gene replacement therapies and urging health care stakeholders to develop innovative ways of financing these important treatments. The report, authored by Dr. Joseph Fuhr, Liam Sigaud and Steve Pociask, describes the economic benefits […]
Most Americans don’t need to be reminded of the deteriorating condition of America’s roads and highways — it’s a daily reality on their commute to work, run to the store, or drive to school. The U.S. had an $836 billion backlog of highway and bridge capital needs in 2017 and, in some states, nearly 3 […]
Through the EV credit, the government picks winners and losers. Large automakers and wealthy consumers line their pockets with ordinary taxpayers’ money. Instead of doubling down by extending this unfair and ineffective program, it’s time to repeal the EV credit for good. To read this op-ed, visit The Hill’s Congress Blog.
There is a proposal to use punitive taxation, rationing, and outright bans on meats to help bureaucrats decide what you should eat. When the EAT-Lancet Commission issued its report, three years in the making, on healthy eating a few weeks ago, it was quickly assailed by medical experts who pointed out that its supposedly “optimal,” […]
It’s a new year, but not much has changed at the U.S. Postal Service. The agency continues to hemorrhage cash, miss quality of service targets, and accrue massive unfunded liabilities. In fiscal year 2018, the USPS reported $3.9 billion in losses — the latest in a decade-long trend of deepening operating deficits. And it’s not […]
For the millions of Americans struggling to put a roof over their heads at an affordable price, a patchwork of state and local regulations stands in the way of one attractive option: tiny houses. A recent Harvard University report noted that 38.1 million households were cost-burdened in 2016, including nearly half of renters. “Cost-burdened” is […]
In January 2019, Lancet released a study attempting to define a stingy but adequate human diet and a political pathway to reining in global agricultural and food processing industries. Lancet acknowledged that its medical and political science agenda allowed it to rely on medical experts for some subject matter but forced it to concede judgements […]