Spectator: Draconian Vaping Policies Deserve Condemnation

In this piece, published in the Spectator (Australian edition), Michael McGrady explains why increasing access to smoke-free products is necessary to successfully execute a strategy that reduces the use of combustible smoking products, which are responsible for the deaths of millions across the globe.

Coalition Letter to Congress Supporting Telehealth Expansion

Today, a broad coalition sent a letter to Congress thanking them for waiving longstanding Medicare restrictions on telehealth services. The effort by Congress resulted in an expansion in telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, and the letter calls for continued regulatory relief for the benefit of patients.

Townhall: House Infrastructure Bill Needs to Prioritize Consumers and Businesses

This past week, Democratic representatives on the Hill unveiled the text of a colossal $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Dubbed the Moving Forward Act, the plan offers a mile-long shopping list for federal spending—from clean energy to the postal service. But the flurry of ambitious projects draws attention away from the fact that businesses, workers, and consumers across the […]

American Companies Need to Hang Up on Beijing

The COVID-19 global pandemic has made video conference calling a basic tool for both socializing and business alike. But recent revelations that Zoom closed American accounts on demands from Beijing point to a worrying trend of American companies muting basic rights to accommodate autocrats abroad. When companies ride roughshod over American values overseas, their actions […]

Congress Should Make Temporary CMS Policies Permanent

Today, ACI joined thirty-five other organizations in calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) to make permanent a number of regulatory changes. During the COVID-19 Crisis, CMS made necessary improvements to rules that facilitated Telehealth applications, relaxed professional licensing guidelines, stemmed non-essential physician supervision, and waived HIPPA requirements that would allow provider-patient communication […]

31 Groups Call for the Rejection of a Bill That Would Deplete Current Medicare Funds

Thirty-one nonprofit organizations sent a letter to Congress calling on it to oppose legislative attempts to meddle with the current Medicare plan. A proposal called the Medicare Crisis Program Act seeks to expand eligibility and threatens the financial stability of Medicare by depleting the Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. The bill also opens the door to […]

Certificate of Need Regulations: a Roadblock to Hospital Capacity

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it is important for states and municipalities to end their barriers to expanding hospital capacity by ending certificate of need regulations that restrict the expansion of hospital coverage and services to the critically ill. ACI joins a coalition of groups calling for Congress to end these needless regulations. Read the coalition […]

The Economic Standard — COVID Bailout for the Postal Service: A First-Class Mistake

As the Beltway grapples with reviving the American economy amidst Coronavirus, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is asking for $85 billion in government bailout money to weather this crisis. But the costs inflicted by the virus are just a drop in the bucket when compared to USPS’s decades-long financial troubles. Rather than pouring billions of […]

Medical Occupational Licensing Reform Should Have Happened Long Before COVID-19

The coronavirus is expected to peak during this month into early May. In preparation, states like New York have asked retired medical professionals to come back as hospitals are being overwhelmed. Yet, even that might not be enough, which is why states like Massachusetts have loosened occupational licensing laws, making it easier for out-of-state medical […]

Coronavirus Facts vs. Myths: What Others are Saying

As the coronavirus continues to grow in the U.S. and around the world, ACI is reminding that there are ways to stay healthy during these unusual times, and help you differentiate between the myths and the facts. Here is what medical professionals are saying. Wearing a mask can help – Probably While there has been […]