The push to end tax exemption and treat credit unions more like banks would not make the allocation of credit better, cheaper and more efficient. Instead, it would reduce competition and limit credit, affecting mostly the underserved population. You can read this op-ed at Inside Sources. What Happens If the Credit Unions’ Tax Exemption Gets […]
Today, ACI joined twenty-two other nonprofits in support of legislation that would reduce the cost of medications by providing Medicare patients access to lower-cost generic drugs and biosimilars. The letter is available online.
Today, a group of organizations representing millions of Americans wrote in support of a new healthcare plan — A Framework for Personalized, Affordable Care. The plan would replace the current Affordable Care Act, while empowering consumer choice, providing patient access to affordable coverage, and increasing innovation. The plan would also expand the size and role of […]
Today, ACI joined 70 other organizations in opposition to the prescription drug pricing bill offered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The bill would impose excise taxes up to 95% on hundreds of prescription medicines. You can read the coalition letter online. 10-15-19 Coalition Letter Opposed to Pelosi Drug Tax Plan
Although robocalls may be so irritating that it makes us choose not to answer phone numbers we don’t recognize, not all scams are masked as robocalls. There are legitimate notifications that deliver important information about your bank account, lab test results, weather alerts, and even more serious safety-related info. Read this op-ed to learn more. […]
On September 25, 2019, the American Consumer Institute held a policy briefing called “Pricing Policy Prescriptions for 2020: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.” The event included guest speaker John Fund, along with the following policy experts: Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research at the American Consumer Institute (moderating); Robert Graboyes is a Senior […]
Senate Russell Office Building Featured Keynote Speaker: John Fund Topic: Escalating drug prices are generating a fierce political and policy debate. Join the American Consumer Institute on September 25th for a distinguished panel of experts who will discuss recent proposals put forth in Congress and the White House to address increasing prescription drug costs. Hear […]
While the Lower Health Care Costs Act is intended to increase competition and patient access to lower cost medicines, section 205 of the bill needs to address FDA concerns about the “parking” of generic applications. We believe generic manufacturers need to launch new medications into the market as soon as possible after approval. However, as […]
If the U.S. wants to save lives, it should take notes from how other countries regulate e-cigarettes. Read this piece from Real Clear Health to learn why.
Public health officials should thoroughly investigate the roots of the recent surge in respiratory illnesses. But before pinning the blame on legitimate e-cigarette manufacturers—and before banning their products—lawmakers should examine how their own heavy-handed approach to overtaxing and overregulating has encouraged consumers to develop dangerous homemade concoctions and buy unregulated counterfeits from the black market […]