ICYMI: Consumer Protections Wins and Fails: Tech 1.0

If you missed part one of our new webinar series you can watch it HERE now. On Tuesday, we gathered leading policy experts to tackle some of the toughest issues facing consumers in tech policy. Panelists discussed how future consumer protections are shaping up, from privacy legislation and what to do about robocalls, to the […]

News Release: A Changing of the Guard for USPS Leadership Brings Hope for Resolving Fiscal Chaos

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has reported quarterly losses for over a decade and this past quarter appears to be no different. Today, USPS released its quarter three financials, losing $2.3 billion this past quarter and bringing the year’s total to $5.9 billion thus far. The induction of new leadership surrounding the agency will […]

New ConsumerGram: The Unintended Consequences of Net Metering

At first glance, the concept of promoting rooftop solar energy seems like a good idea: homeowners are incentivized to buy or lease solar panels; they benefit from reduced reliance on their local utility for electricity; they benefit directly from clean solar energy; and they sell any excess power to the electric utility for credit or […]

Coalition Letter Calling on the Senate Not to End the Current Development of Quality Standards for Biologics

July 23, 2019 Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Wyden, As organizations representing American consumers, seniors, taxpayers, and free-market advocates, we are writing to express concerns over Section 207 of S. 1895, the Lower Health Care Costs Act. Many provisions of the bill would expand consumer choice, save taxpayer money, and lower out-of-pocket costs for […]

ACI Joins an International Coalition Letter Against the Recent G20 Digital Tax Proposal

With 39 organizations from 19 countries having signed, this coaltion letter sends a strong message that the international community understands that this is a tax that will reduce innovation, increase costs upon consumers and small businesses, and substantially weaken the global economy. You can read the letter here — in English or in Spanish.   […]

Coalition Letter to the Senate on Surprise Medical Billing

Surprise medical billing needs to end. But we must be skeptical of any proposal that caps rates and opens the door further for socialized medicine. At the same time, our healthcare system cannot afford an overly simplistic and unproven approach that would likely have negative effects on patients, doctors, and hospitals while granting more power […]

ACI Releases Paper on the Effects of Adopting Foreign Price Controls on Drugs

Washington, D.C. — Today, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research (ACI), a non-profit consumer education and research organization, released a white paper, “How International Reference Pricing for Prescription Drugs Would Hurt American Consumers.” Recently, some lawmakers and other federal officials have promoted international reference pricing as a way to reduce drug costs for […]