The Daily Record: Capping Restaurant Delivery Fees is a Bad Idea

With COVID spiking across the U.S., consumers see food delivery as a way to have safe and convenient restaurant meals. Consumers are demanding it, and it has been a lifeline for the restaurant industry. Unfortunately, some localities have proposed increased regulations on third-party delivery platforms. At a time when these services are the easiest means […]

Banning Flavored Tobacco Products is Just Blowing Smoke

On September 20, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced that his state would be the first in the country to ban flavored electronic cigarettes. In a statement announcing the new rules, Governor Cuomo stated “It is undeniable that vaping companies are deliberately using flavors like bubblegum, Captain Crunch and cotton candy to get […]

To Tackle High Drug Prices, Tear Down the Rebate Wall

In a period of deep political polarization, politicians on both sides of the aisle agree that Americans are paying too much for pharmaceutical drugs. During the 2020 presidential election, both Joe Biden and Donald Trump made lowering drug prices a central pillar of their respective campaigns, suggesting in the next four years there could be […]

Oregon Legislation Would Cut back on Food Delivery Services During COVID

The following is a statement by Krisztina Pusok, Directory of Policy and Research at ACI, regarding Oregon Bill LC 10: “We are very concerned with the repercussions that the proposed LC 10 could have on consumers and restaurants in Oregon. The proposal, which caps the fees that third-party sites can charge restaurants for deliveries to […]

BLOCKING Act Would Delay Patient Access to Cheaper Prescription Drugs

The Following is a statement from Krisztina Pusok, Director of Policy and Research at ACI: “ACI strongly supports Congressional efforts seeking to lower prescription drug prices for patients, consumers, and taxpayers. Unfortunately, the “Bringing Low-cost Options and Competition while Keeping Incentives for New Generics (BLOCKING) Act,” would achieve the exact opposite of what it is […]

The Economic Standard: OECD Tax Proposal Will Harm Environmental Protections

Last October, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprint, a plan that would fundamentally change tax rules between nations. The OECD also gave, until December 14th, an opportunity for public comments. In the comments we submitted, we concluded that the international community should pause and comprehensively reevaluate its approach, because […]

Real Clear Health: America Needs Federal Telehealth Licensure Legislation

A federal law is needed to allow telehealth providers to see patients across state lines. That would long way to mitigate the consequences of physician shortages, and it will save consumers costs and provide another avenue for healthcare service delivery. Read this op-ed in Real Clear Health

Town Hall: PRO Act Will Harm Contractors and Consumers

It seems legislators at every level are intent on cracking down on independent contractor work. Unsurprisingly, California was the first to propose restrictions by establishing a three-pronged test that would determine whether a worker should be classified as an independent contractor or a traditional employee. Shortly after, state legislators in New Jersey, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oregon, and Washington all proposed […]

“Most Favored Nation” Scheme May Lower Prices, But It Won’t Help Medicare Beneficiaries

Back in September, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order that instructed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to design a “payment model” that would see Medicare Part B beneficiaries and the federal government pay “no more than the most-favored-nation price” for medication. Last week, the HHS announced it will test a Most […]

Sustainable Packaging: What Consumers Should Know This Thanksgiving

While the Thanksgiving holiday will look a bit different this year, there will still be plenty of small gatherings and delicious home cooked meals. With those home cooked meals and extra food comes excess household product packaging, which makes up 65 percent of household trash, a figure that will likely be higher this Thanksgiving holiday. […]